17 January 2021

Whilst out walking a male sustained a lower leg and was unable to weight bear. The North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (NEAS), who had resources on scene, requested Mountain Rescue’s assistance due to the difficult to access location.

Two Landrovers were swiftly deployed and members from North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves were called out soon after. On arrival at the RVP on the outskirts of Whickham, members carried vital rescue equipment to the incident site.

Working alongside the NEAS crews, Team members evacuated the casualty on a Bell stretcher to the nearest road. All this took just under two hours and then members returned to the RVP for a ‘hot debrief’ before heading home.

The terrain and conditions underfoot were not the best and a lot of washing was required after we stood down!

We wish the casualty well and hope that they make a swift recovery.

The incident involved 24 Team members for 2 hours 40 minutes.