Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station

Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat launched to search for bridge jumper

A PERSON reported to have jumped from Newcastle's Tyne Bridge into the river Tyne sparked a major search involving Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat, Coastguards Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue and Police.

Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 23:19 following a request for assistance made by Northumbria Police.

The lifeboat crew made their way upriver and commenced searching up towards Newcastle.  After an extensive and exhaustive search by all the teams no casualty was found and the search was called off.

Lifeboat: D-693 Mark Noble