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
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."