Emergency rescue after man fell from rocks at Trow Point in South Shields

Coastguard teams rescued a man after he fell from the rocks at Trow Point in South Shields.

By Poppy Kennedy
Monday, 15 July, 2019, 21:45
Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team were called to the incident at around 4.30pm today. Picture by Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team

Sunderland Coastguard Team was called alongside the South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade (SSVLB) to assist the North East Ambulance Service.

A man was treated by paramedics with several injuries after the fall at around 4.30pm on Monday, July 15.

A spokesman for the Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team said: “Coastguard Officers were called out this afternoon with South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade (SSVLB) to assist North East Ambulance Service with a casualty fallen from the rocks at Trow Point in South Shields.

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“The casualty was treat for several injuries by team members and the Hazardous Area Response Team from the ambulance service.

“Once secure in a stretcher the casualty was recovered by the teams using some of our rope rescue equipment.

“They were then recovered to the road where they were handed to the ambulance crew in a stable condition.”