Rescue volunteers issue advice to coastal visitor after fears for his safety

A man out enjoying the coastline was given advice on how to keep safe after concerns were raised for him.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 8:03 am

South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade (SSVLB) was called out at 6.50pm yesterday, Monday, May 10, after an initial report said a distressed man had been seen in the Frenchman’s Bay area of South Shields.

The team members had already gathered ahead of a training session and headed out to search the area.

They were joined by the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS), Northumbria Police and the Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team.

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The South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade was called out to Camel Island at Marsden after concern for a man.

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A spokesperson said: “We located the male next to Camel Island, we spoke to him and he said he was just chilling out listening to his headphones.

"The NEAS crew spoke to him and were happy to let him go on his way.

"We gave safety advice for him to sit in a more appropriate place, he agreed and apologised for any inconvenience.”

In all Coastal emergencies people should dial 999 to alert the Coastguard.

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