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 Monday, 24th June 2019, 12:15 pm
Both of Amble's lifeboats were involved

She was pulled from the water in the early hours of  Sunday, June 23.

Both of Amble’s  lifeboats  launched after midnight in response to a request from Humber Coastguard control.

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.

The casualty was located about three hundred 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.

Lifeboat coxswain David Bell said  the operation had been extremely well co-ordinated. The womna is belive to have been in the sea for at least an hour and a half.