Coastguard called to South Shields sea front after wheelchair becomes stuck

The Coastguard were called to help a person who had become stuck in the sand in their wheelchair.

Friday, 1st March 2019, 3:50 pm
Updated Friday, 1st March 2019, 4:02 pm
The incident happened close to the skate park in South Shields. Image by Google Maps.

The incident happened at around 4pm today near to the skate park on the promenade, close to the South Shields pier.

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A person in a wheelchair had come off the path and become stuck in the sand.

The Coastguard they were called by the individual to help and attended the scene.

The person is believed to be uninjured.