Emergency services called to help woman in New Years Eve incident in South Shields

Emergency services were called to help a “distressed” woman in South Shields on New Years Eve.

Wednesday, 1st January 2020, 11:13 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st January 2020, 5:38 pm
Emergency services were called to a New Years Day incident at Marsden in South Shields. Picture: Google streetview.

Sunderland Coastguard rescue team were called to an incident at 6.22pm on Tuesday, 31 December at Marsden, South Shields.

They were assisted by Sunderland RNLI and South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade.

Northumbria Police, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service and North East Ambulance Service Hazardous Response Team were also in attendance.

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Sunderland RNLI said they sent seven volunteers and two two inshore lifeboats to the incident, which lasted two and a half hours.

The fire service confirmed that they were called out at around 6.20pm to reports of a woman in distress.

Head of Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Learning and Organisational Development Department, Adrian Jackson praised the emergency services on Twitter for their “superb” work in bringing a “distressed female” to safety.