Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station

Both Tynemouth RNLI lifeboats launched to person threatening self-harm

A PERSON threatening self harm at Trow Point, South Shields, prompted the launch of both Tynemouth RNLI all weather and inshore lifeboats this afternoon.

Humber Coastguard responded to a request for assistance from Northumbria Police at 14:03 after the person was reported to be located at the top of cliffs at Trow Point, and requested the launch of the lifeboats and a Coastguard Rescue Team to assist on land.

Shortly after the lifeboats left the berth the person was confirmed to be safe and in police custody and both boats then returned to station.

Lifeboats: 17-20 Spirit of Northumberland & (relief) D-762 M & P Anderson-Vick