14 January 2012: Both the inshore and all-weather lifeboats were launched at 00:20 at the request of Humber Coastguard to support an operation where a male was threatening to jump into the sea from rocks at Manhaven, South Shields.  The lifeboats stood by as close to the shore as possible while police officers attempted to negotiate with the man, with the all weather lifeboat crew illuminated the scene using the lifeboat's searchlights. After an hour the man was persuaded to come off the rocks and was taken into police custody. The lifeboats then returned to station.

Other units involved were Sunderland Coastguard Rescue team, Northumbria Police helicopter India 99, Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue and North East Ambulance Service.

Lifeboats: D-693 Mark Noble and relief lifeboat 17-45 Duke of Kent.

Both lifeboats launched after man threatened to jump from rocksTynemouth RNLIServicesinshore,Lifeboat,Lifeboats,police,Rescue,RNLI,Shields,South,south shields,Tyne,Tynemouth14 January 2012: Both the inshore and all-weather lifeboats were launched at 00:20 at the request of Humber Coastguard to support an operation where a male was threatening to jump into the sea from rocks at Manhaven, South Shields.  The lifeboats stood by as close to the shore as...The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea