Search along South Shields coast helps track down missing man

Emergency services worked together to help trace a missing man on the coast during the early hours of today.

Tuesday, 13th July 2021, 10:03 am

South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade (SSVLB) joined Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade following a call from HM Coastguard as Northumbria Police launched a search at 2.22am today, Tuesday, July 13.

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The man was found safe and well at around 3.15am and passed into the care of the police.

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South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade joined their colleagues from Tynemouth and Northumbria Police as they helped find the missing man.

The charity has issued a reminder in all coastal emergencies people should dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

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