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.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 11:59 am

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.

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The Great North Air Ambulance landed at Harton Academy to assist with a 'medical incident'. Photo: Alan Hall.

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.

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"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.

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