Woman taken to hospital after falling from her horse near Souter Lighthouse

A woman had to be taken to hospital after she fell from her horse near cliff tops in South Shields.

Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 7:22 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 9:44 am
Souter Lighthouse.

South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade were called out to cliff tops near Souter Lighthouse shortly before 9pm last night.

The organisation along with Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team helped teams from the North East Ambulance Service to get the woman to an ambulance.

She was then taken to hospital for treatment on a shoulder injury.

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Sundeland Coastguard Rescue Team said on its Facebook page: "Together with South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade, called to assist North East Ambulance Service regarding a lady who had fallen from her horse on cliff tops near Souter Lighthouse.

"Teams assisted NEAS personnel to convey casualty to waiting ambulance.

"Taken to hospital for treatment."

A spokesman for the North East Ambulance Service said: "We were called out to a female patient who appeared to have fallen off a horse.

"A Hazardous Area Response Team and a double crewed ambulance were sent to the scene.

"She was taken to the RVI in Newcastle suffering from a shoulder injury."