Emergency services called to Frenchman’s Bay after concerns were raised for the welfare of a woman

Rescue teams were called to Frenchman’s Bay after concerns for a woman’s welfare were raised.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 9:51 am

Emergency services were called to Frenchman’s Bay in South Shields shortly before 4.50pm on Thursday, March 25 after receiving reports of concern for the welfare of a woman.

Northumbria Police, North East Ambulance Service, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, Tynemouth RNLI, South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade (SSVLB) and the Sunderland Coastguard were all called to the scene to assist with the incident.

Coastguard rescue teams set up cliff rescue equipment to assist the fire service and the hazardous area response team (HART) from the ambulance service.

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It is understood that approximately three hours later, the incident was brought to a successful conclusion when the woman was brought to safety and she was left in the care of medical teams.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly before 4.50pm yesterday (Thursday) we received a report of concern for the welfare of a woman in the Frenchman’s Bay area of South Shields.

“Officers attended and the woman was brought to safety. She was left in the care of medical professionals.”

A South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade spokesperson added: “We were paged alongside Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team to assist Northumbria Police with an incident at Frenchman's Bay, South Shields.

"Tynemouth RNLI were tasked to provide safety cover and provide further assets during the development of the incident.

“After approximately three hours the incident was brought to a successful conclusion.”

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