Coastguard rescue teams called out after 'vulnerable' woman found on cliffs in South Shields

Coastguard rescue teams were called out after a woman was found on cliffs in South Shields.

Friday, 12th April 2019, 20:00 pm
Updated Friday, 12th April 2019, 20:19 pm
Coastguard rescue teams at Trow Rocks in South Shields.

Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team reported that volunteers went to the scene at Trow Rock after a "vulnerable female" was found.

The team along with South Shields Volunteer Lifeboat Brigade assisted police.

Thankfully the woman was able to speak to a police officer and was eventually escorted to safety.

A post on Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team's Facebook page read: "Together with SSVLB, called to Trow Rock, South Shields to assist Northumbria Police with vulnerable female.

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"After engagement with police officer, female escorted to safety and taken into police care."

The incident happened shortly before 3.45pm today.