Tynemouth lifeboat crew rescues man from River Tyne
0 Have your say A man was pulled from the River Tyne by a lifeboat crew from Tynemouth in the early hours today (Sunday) after he had swam across the river. The alarm was raised at 30 minutes past midnight when a man was seen entering the river and starting to swim from the South Shields ferry landing.
Police requested assistance from Humber Coastguard who immediately requested the launch of Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat.
Launching a few minutes later, the lifeboat sped upriver with three volunteer crew members on board and started searching for the man. The Tynemouth Volunteer Life... read more
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