Man airlifted to hospital after fall on sand dunes in Hartlepool

A man was airlifted to hospital after a fall on sand dunes in Hartlepool left him with serious leg injuries.

Wednesday, 30th March 2016, 12:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th March 2016, 12:31 pm
A man was airlifted to hospital after falling on sand dunes in Hartlepool.

The 62-year-old man from Billingham was out walking on sand dunes, an area inaccessible by road, when he fell.

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The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called to the Blue Lagoon beach area of Seaton Carew at 8.10am, today.

He was treated by the GNAAS doctor-led aircrew before being airlifted to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough in a flight that took six minutes.

The patient was stable on arrival.