Brigade members assist with transfer of mountain fall man to hospital

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The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade was involved in the efforts to take a man who fell from a mountain to hospital.

The 31-year-old had to be rescued by members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team yesterday afternoon after he slipped and plummeted about 200m from Swirral Edge down into Brown Cove while descending from Helvellyn in Cumbria, sustaining multiple injuries.

Humber Coastguard paged the Tynemouth brigade with a request to man the Richardson Road Helicopter Landing Site as the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter ‘Rescue 999’ was due to land.

The helicopter arrived at 4.10pm and the casualty was then transferred by brigade members to an ambulance, which took him to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle for further assessment and treatment.

They then assisted in transferring equipment and personnel back to the helicopter before it left the landing site at 6pm.