Woman taken into care of police after South Shields coastal rescue

A woman was taken into the care of police after she was helped to safety by a team of rescue volunteers.

Monday, 29th June 2020, 4:27 pm
Updated Monday, 29th June 2020, 4:30 pm

South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade (SSVLB) was called to help one of the North East Ambulance Service's Hazardous Area Response Teams (Hart) in the Trow Lea area of South Shields seafront after reports of concerns for the safety of a woman.

Her exact location was unknown, but police officers managed to find her in Marsden.

The callout was made at 12.20am today, Monday, June 29.

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Members of the South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade were called to help the North East Ambulance Service and Northumbria Police to help the woman to safety.

A spokesperson for the SSVLB team said: “Team members were deployed to the beach with Hart team members while police spoke to the female, after a short time she was assisted to the correct side of the safety barrier.

“The team stood by ready to assist police if required.

“After some time she left with police and the team were stood down at 2.30am.”

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