Emergency services take part in three-hour rescue operation on coast at Marsden

A person is in the care of Northumbria Police after being rescued by the emergency services from the cliffs at Marsden.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 3:39 pm
Marsden Grotto

Northumbria Police, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS), Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team and South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade were called shortly before 9pm on Wednesday, December 4 to assist a person on the cliff edge at Marsden.

Fire crews from South Shields, Hebburn and Marley Park fire stations attended the scene and worked alongside police negotiators to collate a rescue operation.

Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team confirmed its attendance alongside Tynemouth RNLI and all-weather lifeboat and the North East Ambulance Service.

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A TWFRS spokesman said its rope rescue officers assisted two police negotiators in using a harness to rescue the person involved.

The person was then brought to safety and remains in the care of Northumbria Police, the fire service added. The incident was brought to a close shortly before midnight.