Man helped to safety after falling unwell at coastal spot

A man was taken to hospital after becoming ill while out on the coast.

By Fiona Thompson
Sunday, 27 January, 2019, 13:06
The emergency services were called to an area of Trow Rock in South Shields to reports of a man who was unwell.

The South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade (SSVLB) were called out to assist a crew from the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) near to Trow Rocks in South Shields.

A spokesman for the SSVLB said: "The ambulance and further team members arrived shortly and the casualty was assisted to their vehicle.

"The team stood by until the crew and casualty left the scene."

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The NEAS said it was called out to the scene at 7.11pm yesterday following concerns for the man and took him to South Tyneside District Hospital.

The SSVLB has issued a remember for all coastal emergencies dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.