Rescuers stretcher the climber from the site. Photo: Northumberland NPMRT

Rescuers stretcher the climber from the site. Photo: Northumberland NPMRT

A climber was rescued after injuring herself in a fall from a Northumberland crag.

The woman fell 3m (10ft) while on a route on Back Bowden Doors, west of Belford.

She injured her lower leg in the fall on Saturday.

Ambulance staff requested the help of the area’s two volunteer rescue teams at 3.25pm.

Members of Northumberland National Park and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Teams responded to the call. A Northumberland National Park team spokesperson said: “As the volunteers travelled to the site, a community paramedic administered medical care to the casualty.

“With temperatures dropping and darkness setting in, the mountain rescue volunteers were on site within an hour and stabilised the casualty, placing her into a vacuum mattress and then into a warm sleeping bag before transferring her to a stretcher.

“She was then carried out to a waiting ambulance.”

The incident, the teams’ second within a week, lasted 2¼ hours and involved 17 team volunteers.

A Northumberland National Park MRT spokesperson said: “The team would like to wish the climber a speedy recovery.”

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