A walker sustained a leg injury whilst out on the Hadrian's Wall in the Northumberland National Park on Saturday afternoon. With the walker unable to continue, the North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust was contacted. Given the walker’s location the Ambulance Service requested the assistance of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves.
Local Team members were swiftly deployed to make their way into the casualty site to assist an off-duty Paramedic who happened to be in the area. Members made the casualty as comfortable and warm as possible, whilst our 4x4 response vehicles and other members travelled to the rendezvous point.
The Teams then worked alongside the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) from the Ambulance Service to evacuate the walker. A short stretcher carry was required before the casualty was transferred onto HART’s Polaris off-road vehicle. The Polaris made light work of transporting the casualty to the nearest road, meaning that our Mountain Rescue volunteers were no longer needed.
Once back at Steel Rigg car park, kit was repacked in the Team vehicles before everyone headed home or back to work!
We would like to wish the casualty a full and speedy recovery.
The incident involved 31 Team members for 3 hours.