Chopwell Woods

09 May 2022

Northumbria Police activated Mountain Rescue for an injured female in Chopwell Woods. At the time of requesting our support, the exact location of the female was unknown. She was believed to be on a bike track.

Three response vehicles were swiftly mobilised by North of Tyne Mountain Rescue and ourselves, and our operational members called out to RV at Chopwell Woods car park.

As our resources started to arrive at the RVP it was confirmed that the female had been located using What 3 Words. The female was approximately 400 metres from the nearest road access and Mountain Rescue’s assistance was going to be required to evacuate the injured female to the crewed Ambulance.

After the North East Ambulance Service crew had provided medical care, the female was carried on a Bell stretcher through the trees to the road. Bar branches, tree roots and muddy ditches, the evacuation was relatively straightforward.

The female who had sustained a lower leg injury was transferred to the crewed Ambulance by 21.20hrs as darkness fell. We wish the female well for a swift recovery.

The incident involved 13 Team members for 3 hours 5 minutes.