Team was tasked to reports of a person struggling in the water near the South Pier. Whilst proceeding, Cullercoats ILB was deployed and located the casualty, reported to be approximately 700m from the shore[1] and partially submerged in the water. SSVLB was tasked to meet the ILB at South Shields Ferry Landing and assist with […]

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2018 continues to be a busy year for the team, with record numbers of incidents since the beginning. With the good weather continuing, this is expected to continue. Please remember that we need your continuing support to do this. Every little bit of help matters, whether it is pennies, pounds or helping us to spread […]

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Since January, the team have had a busy start of the year with a range of taskings from false alarms with good intent to major searches over large areas. Below is a summary of these incidents. 25/01/2018 15:37 – The team were called out this afternoon with our colleagues from Sunderland CRT to assist Northumbria […]

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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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