Woman pulled from North Sea after more than an hour in major emergency services operation

A woman is lucky to be alive after spending more than an hour in the North Sea.

Monday, 24th June 2019, 11:56 am
Updated Wednesday, 26th June 2019, 5:34 pm
Both of Amble's lifeboats were involved

Both of Amble’s lifeboats launched in the early hours of Sunday, in response to a request from Humber Coastguard.

The report of a young woman in the sea between Hauxley and Amble set off a search between Coquet Island and the shore, also involving officers from Northumbria Police and Coastguard units and the North East Ambulance Service.

She was found about 300 yards north east of the sewage outfall buoy and lifted into Amble all-weather lifeboat Elizabeth and Leonard, where she was treated for hypothermia. She was then taken into Amble lifeboat station to await the arrival of an ambulance which transfered her to hospital. She is thought to have been in the sea for at least an hour and a half.