Woman trapped in cove at Marsden beach one of two call outs for rescuers in two hours in South Shields

Emergency services had a busy day along the South Tyneside coast with two call-outs in short successon.

South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade and Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team were called to a woman stuck in a cove on Marsden beach shortly before 5.30pm yesterday, Saturday, July 2, but she was rescued by police before they arrived.

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The two teams, along with Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat, were called out just after 7.40pm to a woman threatening self harm in the same area.

The incident was successfully resolved after an hour.

Emergency services were called to Marsden Bay