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.

Friday, 7th December 2018, 11:06 am
Updated Friday, 7th December 2018, 11:45 am
The Great North Air Ambulance was called to help treat the patient.

The helicopter landed near to the crossing in Jarrow at 10.50am today after a call for help from paramedics.

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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.