Tyne & Wear

Airlift for tourist hurt at Northumberland coast

A tourist had to be airlifted to hospital after he was injured while walking in Northumberland.

An ambulance was unable to reach the Japanese man who had fallen and broken his leg at the coast near Alnmouth.

The coastguard team from Amble was alerted, but it was also unable get to the scene.

He was eventually taken to Wansbeck Hospital by a helicopter from nearby RAF Boulmer.

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