Busy 24 hours for Sunderland Coastguard volunteers after they are called out four times

Volunteers at Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team have had a busy weekend after being called out four times within 24 hours.

Sunday, 27th June 2021, 12:05 pm
Updated Sunday, 27th June 2021, 12:05 pm

Sunderland Coastguard teams were first called to assist Northumbria Police with an incident that was taking place in Sunderland city centre on Saturday morning.

Volunteers were stood down as they were travelling to the incident after the situation was resolved by officers.

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It had been a busy 24 hours for volunteers at the Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team.
It had been a busy 24 hours for volunteers at the Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team.

Sunderland RNLI teams, the Port of Sunderland Patrol boat and the South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade (SSVLB) also attended the scene, with the three boys all being brought to safety uninjured.

Shortly before 11pm, coastguard volunteers were once again paged to assist police officers with an incident in South Hylton.

It is understood that coastguard officers stood by in the water with rescue equipment however it was not needed and the incident was resolved.

The final call out for the Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team was around 4am on Sunday, June 27, when volunteers were called by police for a third time to assist in a search in the Marsden area.

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As coastguard officers were enroute to the scene, the casualty was found by police officers and the volunteers were stood down.

Volunteer crews worked with a number of the emergency services throughout the day, including the North East Ambulance Service and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service.

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