Press Release 26/02/19

At approx. 17.10 yesterday 26/02/19, a BEEP Fund Doctor was called by Northwest Ambulance Service to attend an incident in the river in the middle of Appleby, where a 14 yr old male had got into difficulties while swimming with his friends. He was treated at the scene by the BEEP Fund Doctor, the Doctor/Paramedic crew from the Great North Air Ambulance helicopter, NWAS paramedics, Fire Service personnel from the Appleby Fire Station & a local GP. Advanced medical procedures were performed to stabilise his condition before being flown to Newcastle in the Air Ambulance.