Emergency teams called out after a woman was spotted at Nose's Point cliff edge
Emergency services were called to Nose’s Point in Seaham during the early hours after receiving reports of a woman sitting on the cliff edge.
Rescue teams from Durham Constabulary, North East Ambulance Service (NEAS), Sunderland Coastguard, Seaham Coastguard and Sunderland RNLI were called to Nose’s Point in Seaham shortly before 3am on Tuesday, April 13.
The incident was safely resolved with police assisting her away from the cliff edge when she was then taken to Hopewood Park Hospital.
A Durham Constabulary spokesperson said: “Officers responded to a report of a female sitting on a cliff edge at Nose’s Point, Seaham, in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, April 13).
"Colleagues from the ambulance service and coastguard also attended the scene.
"Officers engaged with the individual for several hours before assisting her away from the cliff.
"The 21-year-old was taken to Hopewood Park Hospital.”
A spokesperson for the Sunderland RNLI added: “At 2.43am UK Coastguard requested the launch of our lifeboat to assist at an incident at Nose's Point, Seaham where both Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team and Seaham Coastguard were in attendance.
“Our crew launched both of our inshore lifeboats and quickly arrived at the scene to stand off while shore based teams dealt with the incident. "
After over an hour at the location the incident was safely resolved and our volunteers were stood down to return to station.”