Air ambulance called in to take woman to hospital

A woman has been taken to hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance after becoming unwell inside a house.

Thursday, 28th December 2017, 8:28 am
Updated Thursday, 28th December 2017, 8:30 am
The Great North Air Ambulance was called in to help colleagues at the North East Ambulance Service after a woman became unwell.

The charity's helicopter was called in by the North East Ambulance Service after they answered a report in the Oakerside area of Peterlee at 8am.

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A rapid response paramedic was on the scene four minutes after the initial report, with back up called in to help transport the woman to hospital.

The helicopter used a nearby playing field to land as its team answered the call out.