Date: 16 February 2019
Time: 13.10 hrs
The North East Ambulance Service requested our assistance, alongside North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team, following a teenager falling from his bike in a remote location sustaining a lower leg injury. Following assessment, the casualty was placed on a Mountain Rescue stretcher and carried to a waiting crewed ambulance for onward transport to hospital.
Early afternoon yesterday, the North East Ambulance Service requested our support for an injured walker. The walker had sustained a leg injury whilst on the St Cuthbert’s Way downstream of Hethpool Linn in the Northumberland National Park.
The Team and North of Tyne MRT evacuated the walker on a Bell stretcher before being transferred into a Landrover for the remainder of the journey to the crewed Ambulance at the road head.
We wish the walker well and hope he’ll be back in the hills very soon.
Date: 8 September 2018
On Saturday afternoon, the North East Ambulance Service requested Mountain Rescue’s support for an injured climber on the north face of Simonside. North of Tyne MRT and ourselves immediately responded with local members arriving on scene a few minutes behind the Community Paramedic and first responder.
The climber had fallen approximately 10 metres before landing awkwardly on the ground below the crag.
After a full assessment and pain relieve being administered, the casualty was evacuated on a Mountain Rescue stretcher to the crewed Ambulance. Due to the nature of the terrain, a technical rope rescue system was used to safeguard the stretcher and the casualty.
The Teams were assisted by the climber’s friends and the NEAS HART team. We wish the climber a swift and full recovery from his injuries.
The incident involved 15 Team members for 3 hours 10 minutes.
Our quiet period came to end earlier today when Northumbria Police requested Mountain Rescue’s support in evacuating an injured female walker on Hadrian’s Wall. The female had been stabilised by a Northumberland National Park Ranger before the Team’s and North of Tyne MRT’s members arrived.
Two North East Ambulance Service Paramedics were also transported to the scene. They provided pain relief before the walker was evacuated in a Mountain Rescue Landrover to the road at Steel Rigg.
We wish the walker a speedy recovery and would like to thank the Ranger and a passing Doctor for their assistance.
The incident involved 22 Team members for 2 hours 30 minutes.
Date: 20 July 2018
Location: Plessey Woods Country Park
A first for the Team, the number of incidents in one year has reached treble figures!
Northumbria Police requested Mountain Rescue’s support in locating a vulnerable missing male in the Plessey Woods area. Police dogs and the National Police Air Support unit were already searching for the missing person.
Our Duty Controller responded and used PhoneFind and SARLOC location tools. Unfortunately neither generated a response – the missing person needs to voluntarily click on the weblink in the text message to reveal their location on our mapping software.
Thankfully a member of the public came across the missing person, outside of the search area, and requested an Ambulance.
Date: 25 March 2018
Location: Kyloe Crag
Whilst we were dealing with incident number 69, Northumbria Policerequested our assistance for a fallen climber at Kyloe Crag in north #Northumberland. The climber had fallen 5-6 feet and had sustained a suspected fractured ankle.
Given that some of our assets were still tied up at Hareshaw Linn, North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves dispatched two other emergency response vehicles and called out the remaining Team members. The members once clear of Hareshaw Linn also attended.
The North East Ambulance Service also responded and a crew was on scene swiftly. Whilst the Ambulance crew dealt with the casualty, #MountainRescue rigged a stretcher lower. The casualty was then lowered on a stretcher to the foot of the steep slope below the crag, before being carried to the Team Land Rover. A short ride in the Land Rover followed and then a swift transfer into the crewed Ambulance at the road near Black Heddon for onward transport to hospital.
The Team would like to wish the climber well and we hope he makes a full and swift recovery.
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It was the first incident for the on loan #MREWDiscovery in #Northumberland, the timing of which couldn’t have been better as one of our Landrover Defenders is currently off the road and in need of some TLC.
The incident involved 10 Team members for 1 hour 15 minutes.
Around midday yesterday a climber fell 3 metres whilst bouldering on the crags in Hepburn Woods. The climber sustained a lower leg injury. Due to the likely location of the casualty, the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) requested the assistance of the Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team.
The Teams responded immediately deploying a vehicle with specialist rescue kit for a steep slope evacuation and members within easy reach of the incident site.
The NEAS Community Paramedic and crewed Ambulance handled the casualty care, whilst the Mountain Rescues Teams determined the best evacuation routes. A challenging stretcher carry then ensured to the road where the climber was transferred into the ambulance.