Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station

Search For Possible Person In Danger

REPORTS of a person possibly in danger on a South Shields clifftop led to Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat launching early on Friday morning.

A dog walker called police with concerns he had about a person near the edge of cliff at the Leas.  UK Coastguard’s Humber Operations Centre were requested to assist and tasked the all weather lifeboat at 01:24. South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade were also tasked and joined police officers to search on shore.

Arriving on scene the lifeboat with her volunteer crew of six commenced searching the shore between Trow Point and Marsden Bay.

After all teams had made an exhaustive search of the area UK Coastguard was satisfied that there was no possibility of anyone having been in any danger and stood the search teams down at 02:45.

The lifeboat returned to the Tyne and after refuelling arrived back on station at 03:10.

Lifeboat: 17-20 Spirit of Northumberland.