Teams from several of the region’s emergency service crews helped a casualty who fell on Hadrian’s Wall last weekend.

Members of the North East Ambulance Service were aided by the North of Tyne Mountain Rescue, Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), after an incident near Steel Rig on Saturday afternoon.

After getting into difficulty and being unable to continue on their walk, a call was made to help the individual who suffered a leg injury, with a total of 31 people being part of the response team.

An off-duty paramedic also came to the rescue after happening to be near to the scene of the incident and they were also able to help as part of the crew to move the casualty to safety.

Local team members were quickly dispatched to the scene to ensure the injured individual was as warm and comfortable as possible, before later being joined by more members of each squad.

With the walker in a difficult location to access for the mountain rescue team’s, the person had to be moved firstly via a stretcher on foot before the HART’s Polaris off-road vehicle was able to transport the individual to the nearest accessible road.

Every member of the mountain rescue team is a volunteer and the organisations rely on donations and crowd funding to help keep them operating to be able to head to attend incidents and aid people who get into difficulty while out in the local area.

To donate to the North of Tyne Rescue Team head to, while funds can also be given to the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team at