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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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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Tasked by HM Coastguard to a person in the water in the Milldam area. On arrival, SS12 liaised with North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) crew and Humber CGOC to locate the landing point. Team informed Port of Tyne Pilot craft had rescued casualty from the water and was landing them at South Shields Ferry Landing. […]

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The team were tasked by Humber Coastguard to the South pier after a report of a small fishing vessel aground on the rocks, 01, 03 & 11 attended and monitored the situation until Tynemouth lifeboat secured a line and towed the vessel clear, the team were stood down when the vessel was secured to the […]

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