Drake Stone, near Harbottle

20 April 2021

There’s no let up in incidents! This time North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves were called out by the North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (NEAS) for a walker who had sustained a lower leg injury on the moors near to the Drake Stone. Two Mountain Rescue vehicles were swiftly deployed and a full team callout initiated as a stretcher carry was likely to be required.

While the casualty was treated by the NEAS Community Paramedic from Rothbury and a crew from Alnwick, our operational commander on scene determined the equipment required and the evacuation route. As members arrived at the RVP, vital rescue equipment was issued and carried up onto the hill. The casualty was then transferred onto a Mountain Rescue Bell stretcher for the steep in places and slightly awkward 1km carry down to the Forestry England car park. They were then transferred to a NEAS crewed Ambulance for the onward journey to hospital.

We would like to wish the casualty well and hope they are back out in the Northumberland National Park very soon.

The incident involved 20 Team members for 2 hours 45 minutes.