THE body of an elederly man was recovered from the sea by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat volunteers this afternoon.

Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Tynemouth RNLI's inshore lifeboat at 13:24 after a request was received from Northumbria Police for assistance after a casualty had been seen floating in the mouth of the river Tyne.

As the inshore lifeboat carried out a search it was decided to launch the all-weather lifeboat in support.

Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade were also tasked and assisted the search by keeping a watch from shore and directing the lifeboat crews to the casualty, which was recovered by the inshore lifeboat.

The casualty was found to be deceased and past the point where rescusitation could be attempted and was then transferred to the all-weather lifeboat and then taken to waiting police and paramedics at North Shields ferry landing.

The casualty was later named as 84 year old William McIntosh, a retired fireman from Wallsend. Police confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding Mr McIntosh's death, and Tynemouth RNLI would like to express our sympathy to his family.

Lifeboats: D693 Mark Noble, 17-20 Spirit of Northumberland

 

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