Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station

Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat launched to man threatening self-harm

A MAN threatening self-harm at North Shields Fish Quay prompted the launch of emergency services including Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat.

Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat just after Midnight on Thursday after police requested assistance after responding to reports that an 18 year-old male was threatening to self harm at North Shields Fish Quay.

The lifeboat launched soon after, travelling just a hundred yards to stand by close to the Fish Quay, along with members of the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade and Paramedics from the North East Ambulance Service Hazardous Area Response Team.

Police negotiators spoke with the man, thought to have been armed with a large knife and after nearly two hours the man was persuaded to hand himself into custody of the Police.

The lifeboat and other rescue units were then stood down.

Lifeboat: D-693 Mark Noble