BBC crew in Coquet Island drama
The BBC Countryfile team were caught up in their own drama on Coquet Island, when a member of the crew was injured after a fall during filming. The man was attended first by the Amble lifeboats, then by the Coastguard’s Search and Rescue helicopter from Prestwick, which landed on the island.
The man, we understand to be a sound recordist, was taken by helicopter to Cramlington hospital with a shoulder injury.
He had been filming with presenter Matt Baker when the accident occurred. The Countryfile teams were filming in various locations, including Amble, Hauxley and Coquet Island, for an episode due to be aired on BBC1 on Sunday 6 May.