The region’s air ambulance has employed three new paramedics who will soon take to the skies.
The latest recruits at the Great North Air Ambulance Service will work from both of the charity’s operational bases at Durham Tees Valley Airport, near Darlington, and at Langwathby in Cumbria.
The trio have all previously worked at North East Ambulance Service and North West Ambulance Service respectively, for longer than a decade.
Sarah Graham, 39, from Bassenthwaite in Cumbria, was a paramedic with North West Air Ambulance for four years after her previous role within NWAS.
Marcus Johnson, 34, from County Durham, was a former paramedic and mentor at NEAS.
Tim West, 33, from North Yorkshire, is a former NEAS paramedic and has been a team member of Cleveland Mountain RescueTeam for 13 years.