Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Man Dies in Hospital after Sea Rescue Drama

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Man Dies in Hospital after Sea Rescue Drama

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Byline: Ruth Lognonne Reporter ruth.lognonne@trinitymirror.com

AMAN has died after being rescued from the sea othe coast of South Shields.

e 36-year-old, who has not yet been named, was reported as being in a state of distress when he entered the water near Marsden Grotto at 4.10pm on Monday.

* | s pulled unconscious from the water about 100 metres oshore by the crew of the Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat. A helicopter from RAF Boulmer then airlifted him aboard and took him to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Inrmary, but he was later pronounced dead.

Adrian Don, spokesman for Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat, said: "e search and rescue operation for the casualty was coordinated throughout by Humber Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre and involved the RNLI volunteer crew working with the RAF rescue helicopter crew to eect as fast a rescue as possible to give the casualty the best chance of survival.

"We had been advised by police that the casualty had been in a state of distress when he went into the water and to approach with care. …

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