Man brought to safety following incident on cliffs at Marsden Bay

A man has been brought to safety follow an emergency incident at the cliffs in Marsden Bay.

Monday, 2nd March 2020, 11:37 am

Police were negotiating with the driver of a vehicle parked on the cliff edge who was believed to be in a ‘distressed state’.

Northumbria Police has confirmed the man has now been brought to safety and the policing operation has concluded.

Witnesses say police, fire and ambulance personnel were at the scene near Marsden Bay car park on Sunday, March 1.

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Emergency services attend incident to the north of Marsden Bay, South Shields.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said previously: “At about 7am police received a report of a car parked at the cliff edge near Marsden Bay car park.

“It was reported that the driver of the vehicle was in a distressed state.

“Officers have attended the scene and are negotiating with the man in question to try and bring him to safety.

“The public are asked to avoid the area and respect the privacy of the man during the police operation.”

The incident is ongoing at Marsden Bay.

A spokesman for the North East Ambulance Service said: “We have an ambulance crew on standby supporting emergency services at the moment.”

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