Joint Rescue Operation at Kielder Reservoir Following Bank Collapse

In a coordinated rescue effort, the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team (NNPMRT), alongside the North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team (NOTMRT) and the North East Ambulance Service (NEAmbulance), successfully treated and evacuated an injured individual from the shores of Kielder Reservoir.

The incident occurred after a bank collapse led to the person falling into the water and onto rocks at the Belling area.

The operation saw the rescue teams working together to provide immediate medical attention to the injured party, amidst the challenging terrain and circumstances.

The swift response and teamwork between the mountain rescue teams and ambulance service were crucial in ensuring the safety and well-being of the individual involved.


The casualty was quickly stabilised at the scene before being safely evacuated from the precarious location.

This incident highlights the risks associated with natural outdoor environments and the importance of emergency preparedness and response capabilities.

The successful rescue operation at Kielder Reservoir underscores the dedication and expertise of the NNPMRT, NOTMRT, and NEAmbulance in providing critical assistance in times of need.

The teams continue to remind the public of the importance of exercising caution while enjoying the natural beauty of such areas.

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