A person being airlifted to hospital following a paragliding incident was one of 14 incidents responded to by the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) over the weekend.

The paragliding incident, which took place near Loweswater in Cumbria just after 4pm, saw the person be airlifted to hospital by the service.

A statement read: "On Saturday our critical care team was activated at 4.21pm on Saturday to reports of a paragliding incident in Loweswater.

"We had a doctor and paramedic on board our aircraft and they arrived on scene at 4.40pm.

"They worked alongside the North West Ambulance Service to assess and treat a patient and then airlifted the patient to hospital."

Elsewhere in the region, medics were called to the scene of a crash in Shincliffe on June 2 which was later revealed to involve a motorcycle and a car.

The motorcycle rider was airlifted to hospital with life threatening injuries as police continue to investigate the incident.

GNAAS said: "On Sunday our critical care team was activated at 12.34pm to reports of a road traffic collision on the B1198 near Shincliffe.


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"They arrived on scene at 12.59pm and worked alongside the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) to assess and treat a patient.

"The patient was taken to hospital by the NEAS road crew."

The air ambulance also responded to medical incidents in both Southwick in Sunderland and Billingham on Teesside.