Press release from Northumbria Police Dated: 18 Jan 2018 13:00 PM, Available on Northumbria Police website Northumbria Police has extended its thanks to the search and rescue services that assisted in the search for a missing nine year old boy in Sunderland on Sunday. On Sunday afternoon (January 14) police received a report the nine […]

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2017 saw the team having one of it’s busiest of recent times, with a total of 70 call outs over the 12 month period. The trend continues with 2018 off to a busy start with 4 incidents in the first few weeks alone. Below is a brief update of incidents since our last update 22/11/17 […]

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A South Tyneside firm with a worldwide reputation for its top quality products is again lending its support to South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade. Solar Solve Marine Ltd is based at Simonside East industrial estate in South Shields and manufactures high performance sunscreens for wide range of commercial and industrial users. Employees were invited to […]

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Since our last update, the team has been called out a number of times. A quick summary of these is below 08/07/2017 20:02 – Person in distress at Frenchman’s Bay 11/07/2017 21:30 – Search for person entering the water at Marsden Grotto 14/07/2017 18:40 – Yacht in difficulty between Tyne Piers 14/07/2017 20:09 – Person […]

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Team paged along with Sunderland CRT to reports of a dog trapped in rock armour at coastal marker 81. The team arrived and quickly assessed the scene. The dogs leg was stuck hard between the rocks. The team used our rope rescue ground anchors to lever the rocks clear and free the dog who appeared […]

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The team were called by Humber to a male on the wrong side of the railings at Frenchmans bay, SS11 arrived and called Humber for a more precise location as he could not see anything untoward, Humber redirected the team to the Waters Edge pub, 3 team members from South Shields and 2 from Sunderland […]

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South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade is supporting the South Tyneside Heritage Lottery initiative (June 14th & 15th) which is aiming to encourage more local groups and organisations to apply for National Lottery grants. The Brigade was successful in obtaining a £50,500 award from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s “Our Heritage” category to support a year -long […]

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Brigade tasked to Graham Sands area after a request for assistance by Northumbria police to a male in a dangerous area of the cliffs. On arrival, team members spoke with police officers who had made contact with the gentlemen and led him to safety. Brigade stood down 2022hrs

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The team were tasked by Humber to investigate the possible sighting of a distress flare in the area between the South pier and Frenchmans Bay, 7 team members attended and 2 teams deployed, team 1 searched from Frenchmans towards Graham sands, team 2 from Mangos towards Frenchmans, while the vehicle searched from The South pier […]

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While out walking his dog near Trow point, team member SS03 (South Shields “Charlie”) noticed a female in a precarious position on the cliff, he attempted to make contact but she moved to the other side of the rocks, he contacted Humber and they in turn paged the rest of the team, 03’s partner and […]

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