Ambulance service and Coastguard respond to report of patient suffering chest pains

Emergency services were called to Whitburn this afternoon, to a report of a person suffering chest pains

By Kevin Clark
Sunday, 05 May, 2019, 19:26
Emergency vehicles at the scene. Picture: Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team

The North East Ambulance Service and Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team attended.

A coastguard statement said: "We were called out this afternoon to assist the ambulance service with a patient suffering from chest pains on the coastal path in Whitburn.

"We then provided access and assistance to the ambulance crew and Hazardous Area Response Team.

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"The casualty was taken to hospital for a precautionary check up."

A North East Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We received a call at 15.37 to a man suffering chest pains on the clifftops near Latimer's Sea Food.

"We sent a Hazardous Area Response Team and an ambulance .

"The patient was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital."