Woman helped to safety by emergency teams after coastal call out

A woman was helped to safety after emergency services were called over concern for her welfare.

South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade (SSVLB) and Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team were called to help Northumbria Police following an alert last night, Monday, March 1.

The North East Ambulance Service’s Hazardous Area Response Team also attended the incident.

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The emergency services were called to an area close to Marsden Grotto following concerns for a woman's safety.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At about 8.15pm yesterday we received a report of concern for the welfare of a female in the Marsden Grotto area of South Shields.

“Officers attended and the woman was brought to safety.”

The rescue teams were drafted in to help officers just after 10.10pm, with the incident coming to a close a short time later.

A spokesperson for SSVLB added: “The team were tasked with our colleagues from Sunderland CRT to assist police with an incident in the Marsden area.

"After a short time the incident was resolved successfully.

“Remember for all Coastal emergencies dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”

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