Camel Island at the north end of MArsden Bay, South ShieldsTHE inshore lifeboat was requested to launch by UK Coastguard’s Humber Operations Centre at 19:21 on Saturday evening (January 4, 2020) after they received a report of a person falling from cliffs at the north end of Marsden Bay,  South Shields.

As the lifeboat sped to the scene, members of Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team  and South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade located the casualty at the top of the cliffs where they had fallen from a mobility scooter while out with their dog.

As the lifeboat stood by off the coast the shore teams worked with paramedics to extract the casualty by ambulance while police officers took care of the scooter and dog.

Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service also attended the incident but were not needed.

The lifeboat and three volunteer crew members were stood down once it was clear they weren’t required and returned to station, arriving at 20:10.

Lifeboat: D-829 Little Susie

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