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Incident No: 03 2019

Date: 15 January 2019
Time: 12.04 hrs
Location: Housesteads, Hadrian’s Wall

North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves were called to an incident on Tuesday afternoon by the North East Ambulance Service. A walker had sadly collapsed and died near to Hadrian’s Wall.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service and Northumbria Police were also involved in this tragic incident.

Our thoughts are with the walker’s family, friends and companions, who he had been walking with at the time.

The incident involved 20 Team members for 4.5 hours.


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Incident No: 97 2018

Date: 4 July 2018
Time: 14.52hrs
Location: Crag Lough, Hadrian’s Wall

Mid-afternoon yesterday a climber fell from Crag Lough and sustained serious injuries. The North East Ambulance Service requested the assistance of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves and within 9 minutes our volunteers were en-route with two Team 4x4s deployed.

The Doctor and Paramedic from the Great North Air Ambulance Service were first on scene and assessed, treated and stabilised the casualty.

Given the difficult, unstable terrain below the crag and the worsening condition of the casualty, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) search and rescue helicopter was requested with a view to winching the casualty on board. Thankfully a helicopter from Caernarfon was training in the Lake District and swiftly arrived on scene.

Great multi-agency teamwork then led to the successful evacuation of the injured climber to hospital. We hope he makes a full and swift recovery, and is back out climbing again very soon.

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The incident involved 25 Team members for 3 hours 15 minutes.


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Incident No: 59 2017

Date: 25 November 2017
Time: 13.07hrs
Location: West Spital Shield Farm

On Saturday afternoon the North East Ambulance Service requested our support in evacuating a teenager who had fallen off her horse near West Spital Shield Farm on Spitalshield Moor. The ambulance crew due to the remote location and icy conditions on the moors were unable to access the casualty.

At the point we were called, the Great North Air Ambulance Service was already enroute. We and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team agreed to remain on standby whilst it was determined whether the air support could access the casualty’s location. Thankfully this was the case and the young female was swiftly transported to hospital and the Team’s stood down.

The incident involved two Team members for 32 minutes.


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Incident No: 14 2017

Date: 8 April 2017
Time: 17.40hrs
Location: Allendale

Yesterday one of our Land Rovers and four Team members assisted North of Tyne MRT with the rescue cover for the Allendale Challenge.

Over 500 competitors enjoyed the glorious conditions throughout the day. Unfortunately one competitor collapsed within four miles of the finish and required medical attention.

Our Team members were requested to assist members of North of Tyne MRT who were already on scene.

The casualty was airlifted to hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance Service. We hope the casualty makes a full and swift recovery.


The incident involved 4 members for 1 hour.


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*** Incidents No.47, 48 & 49***

Saturday 3 September 2016, 13.00hrs

August was a very busy month and now September is off to a flier too!

On Saturday whilst the Team was covering the Cheviots Challenge, we dealt with three separate incidents in the hills to the north and north west of Alwinton.

A female in her early 50s was suffering from severe chest pains, causing her to collapse in one of the most exposed sections of the Pennine Way, west of Windy Gyle. Two Team members were on scene within minutes and further assistance arrived shortly after. One of the Doctors in the Team worked alongside two of our other medics to stabilise the casualty, before handing over to the Great North Air Ambulance Service for a short flight to a crewed Ambulance in the Coquet valley.

Whilst this incident was ongoing, Team members were also dealing with a second female who had sustained an ankle injury and was unable to continue. Both casualties were taken to hospital in the same Ambulance.

The third incident came late in the day when a group of nine walkers became lost and were overtaken by darkness. Once again SARLOC – a location App – proved its worth. A text was sent to one of the walker’s mobile phones which enabled us to pinpoint their location. The walkers had turned 90 degrees off their intended route and ended up in unfamiliar ground 2km from their last known point, Shillmoor. They had walked an extra 5km from Shillmoor and had almost gone in a full circle!

The walkers were evacuated in our Team vehicles to Alwinton where they were checked out by a Doctor and a medic from the Team before being allowed to head home.

All in a long day’s work!

The incidents involved Team 25 members over a period of 8 hours.


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*** Incident No.39 ***

The Team along with North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team was requested to attend an incident at Shield on the Wall. A lady had slipped on the muddy path and sustained a lower leg injury. The North East Ambulance Service treated the casualty before we helped to transfer her to the Great North Air Ambulance Service for onward transport to hospital.

The incident involved 9 Team members for 2 hours.



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*** Incident No.33 ***

Thursday 14 July 2016, 19.55hrs

A fell runner in his 70s collapsed whilst competing in the Beacon Hill Fell Race. An North East Ambulance Service crew stationed at the start and finish of the event were swiftly mobilised and made their way up the hill to the casualty.

The Team alongside North of Tyne MRT were mobilised by NEAS, along with the Great North Air Ambulance Service. Unfortunately for us the information initially received on the casualty’s location was inaccurate and our local Team members headed to the opposite end of the race route. The grid reference provided was a nearly 3km from the casualty’s actual location!

In the meantime the helimed was able to land on close to the casualty, treat and evacuate them to hospital. We hope the runner makes a full and swift recovery.

A total of 10 Team members were involved for 45 minutes.


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*** Incident No.26 ***

Thursday 9 June 2016, 19.49hrs

Yesterday evening the Team was requested by the North East Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of a fallen climber. The climber had fallen 7m from the crags at Back Bowden Doors (or Dancing Green Hill on the OS map!), he had sustained a wrist and suspected back injuries.

North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves responded, and working alongside the Great North Air Ambulance Service and the NEAS Hazardous Area Response Team, the casualty was stabilised and evacuated to the awaiting helicopter.

We hope the climber makes a swift recovery and is back out on the crags soon. This is the fourth incident involving a climber in as many weeks.

The incident involved 8 Team members for 1 hour 20 minutes.


Evacuating the casualty on the stretcher to the helimed at Bowden Doors.
Evacuating the casualty on the stretcher to the helimed at Bowden Doors.
The helimed en-route to hospital, the crags in the background.
The helimed en-route to hospital, the crags in the background.