08 January 2012: The inshore lifeboat was launched after Humber Coastguard received a request for assistance from Northumbria police in the unpleasant task of recovering a body from the beach beneath cliffs at Marsden. It would have been impossible to remove the body by any other means other than by using a helicopter.

A police officer travelled with the lifeboat crew who quickly recovered the body and took it to waiting police and a coroners officer at South Shields ferry landing, which had been cleared by ferry staff.  The lifeboat then returned to station

Lifeboat: D693 Mark Noble

Inshore lifeboat crew assist police in casualty recoveryTynemouth RNLIServicesbody,ferry,inshore,Lifeboat,marsden,North,police,RNLI,Shields,South,Tyne,Tynemouth08 January 2012: The inshore lifeboat was launched after Humber Coastguard received a request for assistance from Northumbria police in the unpleasant task of recovering a body from the beach beneath cliffs at Marsden. It would have been impossible to remove the body by any other means other than...The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea