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Air Ambulance called to Loftus riding school

The Great North Air Ambulance was called to a riding school in Loftus to assist the land ambulance crew on scene with a female patient who had substained a injury whlist riding her horse.She was flown to James Cook University Hospital with a flight time of 5 minutes.

The patient arrived at the hospital in a stable condition and her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Motorcyclist critical after Hexham crash

Great North Air Ambulance attends crash scene on B6305 earlier Credit: Great North Air Ambulance

A man is in a critical condition after a collision between his motorcycle and a car in Northumberland.

It happened just before two thirty this afternoon on the B6305 at Lowgate near Hexham.

The Great North Air Ambulance flew the casualty to hospital. The car driver was not injured.



Man rescued in beach collapse

The Great North Air Ambulance and emergency services were called to rescue the man at Druridge beach, Northumberland. Credit: John Tuttiet

A man has been rescued at a beach in Northumberland after the hole he was digging fell in on him.

The Great North Air Ambulance and emergency services were called to Druridge beach at around 4pm on Sunday after the man, who is in his twenties, became trapped.

It took police, paramedics and two diggers to free him.

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