Air ambulance crew called in to treat patient near Tyne Tunnel
The Great North Air Ambulance was called in to help a patient after they fell ill close to the Tyne Tunnel.
The helicopter landed near to the crossing in Jarrow at 10.50am today after a call for help from paramedics.
The charity has confirmed a patient was taken to hospital by road and in the company of one of its team.
The North East Ambulance Service said it was called to a private address in the town just before 11am to reports a patient was unwell and sent two double-crewed ambulances and an officer to the scene before calling in the Great North Air Ambulance.