Coastguard called out to South Shields after receiving reports of a body in the water

South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade were called out after receiving reports that a body had been spotted in the water.

The South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade (SSVLB) were called out shortly before 6pm on Tuesday, September 7, after receiving a report of an object in the water which was believed to be a body near the pier in South Shields.

A SSVLB spokesperson said: “The team were tasked to the pier in South Shields after a report of an object in the water believed to be a body.

Coastguard teams were called to South Shields after receiving reports of a body in the water.

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"Team members arrived and met the first informant who indicated the area where she saw it, we enlisted the help of a passing kayaker who located the object which turned out to be driftwood.

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