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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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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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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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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