Rescuers at one of the incidents on Hadrian's Wall. Photo: Northumberland NPMRT

Rescuers at one of the incidents on Hadrian's Wall. Photo: Northumberland NPMRT

Volunteer rescuers in Northumberland were called out five times in as many days.

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team responded to incidents including people injured on Hadrian’s Wall.

The first callout was to an incident at Crammel Linn waterfall on the River Irthing, just north of Gilsland, where a teenager had slipped and fallen down the waterfall, suffering serious injuries.

A hazardous area response team and Coastguard helicopter joined the rescue team members at the scene. The 17-year-old was stretchered up banking before being winched into the aircraft and flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Superintendent Andrew Huddleston of Northumbria Police said: “Mountain rescue volunteers do a fantastic job and we can’t thank them enough.”

The teams were also called to Hadrian’s Wall, near one of the Roman forts. The ambulance service requested mountain rescue support for two casualties, one with a shoulder injury and the second with a spinal injury. The team packaged the second casualty in a vacuum mattress and carried them out to a nearby ambulance.

The incident involved 26 team members for almost 3½ hours.

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