One person taken to hospital after coastguard and ambulance called to Roker beach

One person has been taken to hospital after emergency services were called to an incident at Roker beach.

Sunday, 7th March 2021, 11:38 am

The North East Ambulance Service was called to reports of a ‘medical incident’ at Roker beach, Sunderland, at around 6.53pm on Saturday, March 6.

Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team was also called to the scene to help ambulance crews move the casualty from the beach and into the ambulance.

The person was then taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital.

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Emergency services at the scene of the incident at Roker beach, Sunderland. Photo by Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team.
Emergency services at the scene of the incident at Roker beach, Sunderland. Photo by Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team.

A North East Ambulance spokeswoman said: “We were called at 6.53pm to reports of a medical incident on Roker beach.

“We dispatched a rapid response paramedic, an ambulance crew and two crews from the Hazardous Area Response Team.

"One patient was transported to Sunderland Royal Hospital.”

A Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team spokesman said: “We were called to assist paramedics from North East Ambulance Service with a casualty on the beach at Roker.

“Coastguard officers assisted the crews to stretcher the casualty off the beach and into the awaiting ambulance.”

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