Sunderland climber fighting for life after fall leaves him with serious head injuries

A Sunderland climber has been left fighting for his life after suffering serious head injuries in a fall.

Saturday, 14th May 2016, 7:07 pm
Updated Saturday, 14th May 2016, 8:20 pm
Sunderland climber has been airlifted to hospital after fall

The 28-year-old had been climbing in Steel Rig Once Brewed in Northumberland when he fell at about 3.30pm, today.

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He was treated at the scene for life-threatening head injuries by paramedics from Great North Air Ambulance and HART (Hazard Area Response Team) as well as first aiders from Northumbria Mountain Rescue.

He was airlifted to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Hospital where he was in a "critical but stable" condition.