RNLI recover body close to Tyne piers

RNLI recover body from Tyne Credit: RNLI

The body of a woman has been pulled from the sea close to the Tyne piers.

Tynemouth RNLI were called out at about 12.30 on Wednesday afternoon after a member of the public contacted the coastguard to say they had seen a body in the River Tyne close to South Shields pier.

Body winched to rescue helicopter Credit: RNLI

A rescue helicopter from RAF Boulmer winched the body, thought to be that of a woman in her 40s, from the lifeboat and took it to Newcastle's RVI hospital. Adrian Don, spokesman for Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat, said: "Our volunteer crew pulled a female casualty from the water.

RNLI recover body at sea close to Tyne piers Credit: RNLI

"The crew started first aid although she was unfortunately showing no signs of life.

"The casualty was winched onboard the RAF helicopter where the winchman, a trained paramedic, would have continued first aid until she was passed into the care of hospital medics."

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RNLI recover body close to Tyne piers

The body of a woman has been pulled from the mouth of the Tyne at South Shields. The woman, who was in her 40s, was flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. The RNLI says there were no signs of life.