A lone walker on the Hadrian’s Wall Path near to Winshields Crag fell sustaining a lower leg injury and was unable to weight bear. Given the location of the injured walker, the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) activated North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team and ourselves to assist with the incident. Their location was within 20m of an incident, the previous month where again a walker had suffered a lower leg injury.
Team members and two blue light response vehicles were swiftly deployed. Once local Team members were on scene, they assisted the NEAS Paramedic and assessed the best evacuation route. Other members then carried the vital rescue equipment into the incident site.
Once the walker’s lower leg was immobilised, they were packaged in a stretcher for the evacuation down to Winshields Farm.
By 15.25hrs the injured walker was handed over to the Ambulance crew for onward transport to hospital. At this point the kit was sorted back into the vehicles and members headed home to make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend.
We wish the walker well for a full and swift recovery.
The incident involved 10 Team members for 4 hours.