Missing woman rescued from north Northumberland beach

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Emergency services have teamed up this morning to rescue a missing woman in north Northumberland.

Berwick RNLI’s inshore and all-weather lifeboats launched at 9.36am after reports of a missing person to the north of the town.

Berwick Coastguard located the woman at Murphy’s beach and she was cared for by Coastguard officers and the inshore lifeboat crew, before being transferred by stretcher to the all-weather lifeboat and taken to Berwick boathouse where an ambulance was waiting to take her to Wansbeck General Hospital.

A statement on the Berwick upon Tweed Lifeboats Facebook page says: ‘Great teamwork demonstrated by HM Coastguard, Northumbria Police, North East Ambulance Service and Berwick upon Tweed lifeboat crew.’

Several messages of support have been left on the page, including one from Keith Sim, of Amble, who simply says: ‘Well done to all involved.’

Rob Frost, deputy 2nd coxswain at Berwick RNLI, posted: ‘Great team work, great result.’