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*** Incident No.24 ***

Tuesday 24 May 2016, 13.16hrs

The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) requested the assistance of the Team to evacuate a climber who had fallen approximately 15 metres. The Team along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team responded immediately tasking two vehicles and members to the rendezvous point. At the same time a NEAS Paramedic and the Great North Air Ambulance were en-route to the scene at Peel Crag. The incident was literally only a few metres away from the recent one on Peel Crag.

On arrival it was clear that the climber had sustained serious injuries from his fall, landing on steep ground and rocks at the bottom. Team members were on scene within 25 minutes of the initial call.

The GNAAS Doctor treated and stabilised the casualty before Team members and the HART team carried the stretcher to the awaiting helimed. The flight time to hospital was 15 minutes where the climber will have received further treatment for his injuries. We hope he makes a swift and full recovery.

As the Team were loading the casualty into the helimed, another activation was received for a second fallen climber – see next post!

The incident involved 10 members for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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 Great North Air Ambulance at Peel Crag
The scene from above the crag where the accident happened
Stretcher carry to the helimed at Peel Crag
Stretcher carry to the helimed at Peel Crag

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*** Incident No.22 ***

Monday 16 May, 19.55hrs

Northumbria Police requested the assistance of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves yesterday evening to assist in the search for a high risk 51 year old male in the Houghton-le-Spring area.

A search plan based on missing person data and other available information was agreed by our incident controllers with the Police Search Adviser, before the two Teams were called out.

Soon after our vehicles and Team members arrived at the RV, the missing person returned home. Seemingly our presence had helped to flush him out!

A good ending. Most Team members were also back home just before midnight for a few hours sleep before work today.

The incident involved 18 members for 2 hours 40 minutes.

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