Teenager Rescued From Sand Dunes

13 August 2012, 05:28 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A teenage boy had to be airlifted to hospital after becoming buried under sand on a Northumberland beach.

Northumbria Police were alerted to the emergency at Bamburgh on the Northumberland coast at 2.15pm on Sunday (12th August).

Officers were sent to the scene, along with a Great North Air Ambulance Service helicopter, members of the HM Coastguard and North East Ambulance Service.

After making sure the teenager's head was free so he could breathe, the emergency services managed to fully free him by 4pm.

The boy, believed to be 14, was then taken to hospital in Newcastle by the air ambulance and he was said to be fit and well by police.