Coastguard assists police during the early hours to locate a missing person near Marsden Grotto

Volunteers from the Sunderland Coastguard were called out to help Northumbria Police with the search for a missing person in a vulnerable state.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 8:19 am

Teams were called out shortly before 1am on Tuesday, March 23, to assist police in searching for a high risk missing person close to Marsden Grotto.

Coastguard officers split off into teams to conduct a search of the area.

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Sunderland Coastguard teams were called to assist Northumbria Police in the search for a missing person near to Marsden.

The missing person was located in a vulnerable state and place into the care of police officers.

A Sunderland Coastguard spokesperson said: “The team were paged earlier this morning to assist Northumbria Police to search for a high risk missing person in the vicinity of Marsden Grotto.

“The casualty was quickly located by Coastguard Rescue Officers in a vulnerable state and returned to a place of safety and into the care of the police a short time later.”

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