Woman brought to safety from wrong side of South Shields cliff tops

Emergency services were called to assist a woman who was on the wrong side of the cliff tops in South Shields.

Friday, 4th August 2017, 4:42 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:25 pm

Sunderland Coastguard, Northumbria Police and crews from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service were called to the cliffs on The Leas in South Shields at 3.30pm today.

A spokeswoman for the HM Coastguard said: "We were called after a woman was on the wrong side of the railings.

"The police and fire service were also in attendance and we set up cliff lines inn case a potential rescue was needed.

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"But that was not needed and the woman is now on the right side of the railings."

A spokesman from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said; "The woman is now safe and well."

The emergency services then left the scene at 4.30pm.