Northumbria Police requested Mountain Rescue for a male climber who had fallen at Kyloe Crag sustaining head and lower leg injury. Two blue light response vehicles were swiftly deployed from our Rothbury and Pegswood bases, with other members travelling directly to the RV.
Local Team members arrived on scene within 20 minutes and assessed the casualty prior to the arrival of the North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. Once sufficient volunteer members were on scene, the casualty was transferred to a Mountain Rescue stretcher for the short but awkward evacuation. The evacuation was along reasonably steeply sloping ground with tree roots and rocks providing added obstacles and a short section required a back rope for protection. The head high bracken added to the challenge!
By 18.40hrs the casualty was handed over to NEAS crew at the ambulance which had managed to get to the northern end of crag. The climber and his companions were very thankful for our assistance and we wish him well for a swift recovery.
We would also like to thank the land owner for their support during the incident.
The incident involved 17 Team members for 3 hours 15 minutes.