31 January 2022

The North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (NEAS) requested Mountain Rescue’s assistance for a female who had sustained an injury in a fall of a few feet off a track. The location provided indicated the female was near a track to the north of Howick Hall, approximately 1km inland of the coast.

North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves deployed two 4x4 vehicles to the incident and local Team members arrived in the area at the same time as the Clinical Care Manager and Paramedic from NEAS. As they were travelling towards Craster South Farm and an access track over the fields, a member of the public flagged them down. The member of the public was with the injured female, who was in fact on the Northumberland Coastal Path.

The female was assessed and treated by the NEAS Paramedic whilst Team members made the female comfortable in a winter weight casualty bag. After the arrival of a crewed Ambulance, the Teams stood down.

We wish the female well for a full and swift recovery.

The incident involved 4 Team members for 1 hour 30 minutes. A further 7 members were stood down en-route.