A female walking with a group along the Hadrian’s Wall Path, sustained a leg injury when they slipped from a stile. The location although very close to the Military Road was difficult to access.
As the Community Paramedic from Bellingham was travelling, the North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust requested Mountain Rescue’s support. Two response vehicles were swiftly deployed by our duty controller before volunteer members from North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves were called out. At this stage it looked like a relatively long stretcher carry would be required.
Once local members arrived on scene it was determined that a 4x4 vehicle could get very close to the casualty’s location. After the Community Paramedic had treated and stabilised the casualty, a stretcher carry over the fence to North of Tyne’s Landrover and a short journey across the fields in the vehicle to the farm was required. The casualty was then handed over to the crewed Ambulance.
Northumbria Police also attended the incident to ensure the safety of other road users as one carriage way was taken up with parked emergency service vehicles.
We would like to wish the casualty well for a full and swift recovery and hope they can get back out walking in the beautiful Northumberland countryside very soon.
The incident involved 12 Team members for 3 hours. A further 15 members from both Teams were stood down while travelling.