23 June 2022

An unfortunate incident on Thursday night when a female was knocked over by her family dog while walking alongside the River North Tyne. Due to the ‘difficult to access’ location, the North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Paramedics requested Mountain Rescue’s assistance.

North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves duly responded, deploying two 4x4 response vehicles and calling out our volunteer members. The NEAS Hazardous Area Response Team was also deployed.

The first member was on scene within 20 minutes and confirmed that a stretcher carry of approximately 300-400 metres would be required along the riverside path.

As soon as sufficient members were on scene the evacuation commenced and at this point members not on scene were stood down. The female was safely at the road head for the handover to a crewed Ambulance by 23.00hrs.

The family were very grateful for everyone’s efforts and we wish the lady well for a full and swift recovery.

The incident involved 22 Team members for 2 hours 10 minutes including the travel time to and from the incident.