Elderly woman rescued after falling from Teesdale waterfall

The Teesdale & Weardale Mountain Rescue Team was called to an incident at Cauldron Snout, a waterfall below Cow Green Reservoir, yesterday evening (Wednesday September 6).

An elderly woman had fallen and, due to the severity of her injuries, twelve mountain rescue team members, as well as colleagues from Durham Police and the North East Ambulance Service, also fell.

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The Northern Echo: The rescue is underway.

The woman’s location meant the safest way to transport her for medical care would be by helicopter. The Coastguard helicopter was called from Prestwick in Scotland.

The woman was successfully pulled onto the helicopter on a stretcher and flown to James Cook Hospital.

A mountain rescue spokesman said: “Shortly before 5pm on Wednesday September 6th we received a call from Durham Police to report that an elderly lady had fallen at Cauldron Snout waterfall in Teesdale.”

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The Northern Echo: The Coast Guard helicopter was called.The Coast Guard helicopter was alerted. (Image: mountain rescue)“Twelve team members along with Durham Police and North East Ambulance Service.

“Due to the nature of the lady’s injuries and her location halfway up the waterfall, it was decided that the safest option was to request a Coastguard helicopter.

“The helicopter from Prestwick in Scotland lifted the lady on a stretcher and flew her to James Cook Hospital. We wish her a speedy recovery.”

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