A RIDER had to be flown to hospital by air ambulance after falling from her horse on a beach.
The 27-year-old woman was riding her horse along Seaton Carew beach when she fell from it and suffered leg and back injuries.
Ambulance paramedics went to the woman’s aid but they contacted the Great North Air Ambulance for assistance.
The medical helicopter got to the beach at 12.15pm yesterday and flew the woman to the James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough.
An air ambulance spokesman said: “The air ambulance was called to assist road paramedics at Seaton Carew beach where a female had fallen from her horse.
“After an initial assessment by our doctor we airlifted her to hospital with suspected leg and back injuries.”
The injured rider was in a stable condition when she arrived at hospital.