Emergency services attend early morning incident at Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland

Multiple emergency crews attended an incident at the Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, 7th July 2020, 12:42 pm

Officers were called to reports of a woman on the wrong side of the railing of the Wearmouth Bridge at around 5.20am on Tuesday, July 7.

Crews from Sunderland Coastguard, RNLI and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service also attended the incident and the woman was brought to safety a short time later.

North East Ambulance Service sent a double-crewed ambulance to the scene, but the woman did not need to receive treatment.

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Emergency services attended an incident at the Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At about 5.20am police received a report of a woman on the wrong side of the railings of the Wearmouth Bridge. Emergency services attended and a short time later the woman was brought to safety.”

Sunderland Coastguard confirmed they were called out at 5.39am, they said: “Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team was part of a multi-agency response to a River Wear related incident, which included Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, North East Ambulance Service HART, Northumbria Police and Sunderland RNLI.

“The incident was successfully resolved after some 40 minutes when all units were released.”

A spokesperson for North East Ambulance Service commented: “We were called at 5.57am to the Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland to reports of a person at height.

“We dispatched a double crewed ambulance to the scene, but the patient did not need treatment in the end.”

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