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Pilot saved motorist from floods

Pete Barnes rescuing a motorist at Stanhope Ford

It has been revealed that Captain Pete Barnes, the pilot who died in a helicopter crash in central London this morning, spent time working in the North East.

In 2004 he helped rescue a motorist from a flooded ford in County Durham, while working for the Great North Air Ambulance.

Pete Barnes while working for the Great North Air Ambulance. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

He also flew the Newcastle Traffic & Travel helicopter as the Voice of Metro FM and worked as a helicopter instructor.

Woman flown to hospital after North Yorkshire crash

The woman, 23, was flown to the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough Credit: Great North Air Ambulance

A woman had to be airlifted to hospital after a crash in North Yorkshire on Saturday.

The incident happened near Castle Howard when a car collided with a tree at around 12:30pm. A 23-year-old woman suffered abdominal and shoulder injuries, and was flown to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Her condition has been described as stable and not life-threatening. Three other people who were in the car were also taken to hospital.

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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.

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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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