Coastguard call out after visitor suffers seizure at popular Northumberland tourist spot

Emergency services were scrambled to a popular Northumberland tourist spot after a visitor suddenly became unwell.

By Sophie Brownson
Monday, 20th July 2020, 11:33 am
Updated Monday, 20th July 2020, 12:38 pm

Amble and Howick Coastguard rescue teams were called to St Cuthbert’s Cross, Alnmouth, at 1.02pm on July 19, after a person suffered a seizure on the beach.

On their way to the scene, teams were told their assistance was not required as the casualty was in the care of the ambulance service.

The coastguard teams urged the public to call 999 and ask for the coastguard in an sea or coastal emergency.

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An Amble Coastguard spokesman said: “We were tasked along with our neighbouring team from Howick to assist North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) with the extraction of a casualty who had suffered a seizure whilst on the beach on the south side of the River Aln.”

“Both teams were stood down prior to arrival on scene as the ambulance crew were able to extract the casualty without further emergency services assistance.”

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