Woman suffers significant injuries in 15ft cliff fall at Collywell Bay

A large amount of emergency services joined together to help a woman who had fallen 15 ft at Seaton Sluice.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 3:18 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th December 2019, 4:04 pm
A woman had fallen at Collywell Bay
A woman had fallen at Collywell Bay

At around midnight on Thursday, December 5, Blyth Coastguard Rescue Team, Blyth RNLI and Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade were called with reports that a woman had fallen around 15 ft at Collywell Bay, Seaton Sluice and sustained significant injuries.

Nothumbria Police and the North East Ambulance service sent teams to the scene and Blyth’s D-Class Lifeboat was brought against the sea wall to transfer the woman via a stretcher.

A spokesperson for Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade said: “During the incident support was received from Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Services, with the area illuminated by a police helicopter making the scene much safer for the approximate 50 emergency service personnel who assisted the casualty.”

A Coastguard Rescue Helicopter was stood down once the casualty was safely in the ambulance.