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Dogs recovering after fall

Tuesday June 21st 2016

Two dogs and their owner are recovering after being severely hurt in a fall at Northumberland National Park at the weekend.

The trio plunged 20ft (6m) off a waterfall just after 12pm on Saturday (June 18) during a walk round the beauty spot, which is just outside Bellingham.

Teams dispatched to Harseshaw Linn Waterfall came to their rescue, which took a total of three hours and 20 minutes. The dogs and the woman had fallen into the waterfall, which sits at the foot of a wooded ravine, the BBC reports.

North East Ambulance Service and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team helped Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue winch up the woman on a stretcher via a pulley and rope system. She was carried to nearby fields past the ravine.

The dogs were treated by a vet, while the unnamed woman, who is said to be in her 40s, was taken to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary by a Great North Air Ambulance airlift.

Copyright Press Association 2016