Great North Air Ambulance lands at Harton Academy in South Shields to assist in ‘medical incident’ nearby
An airborne medics landed on a school field after being scrambled to an emergency.
The Great North Air Ambulance used a field at Harton Academy in Lisle Road, South Shields as a landing pad after being dispatched to assist the North East Ambulance Service in a ‘medical incident’ on Monday, May 24, shortly before 6pm.
Teams said the call was to a private address.
Following the incident, paramedics took one person to hospital for further treatment.
A spokesperson for the North East Ambulance Service said: “We were called to a medical incident at private address on Monday (May 24) at 17.51 in South Shields.
"We dispatched four resources including the air ambulance and took one person to hospital.”
The Great North Air Ambulance is a charity relying entirely on donations to continue its work.
It operates a dedicated helicopter emergency service for the North of England with three aircraft, serving North Yorkshire, the North East, Cumbria and Scottish borders.