Woman rescued after falling onto rocks on Hartlepool coast

The rescue scene at Hartlepool Headland

The rescue scene at Hartlepool Headland

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Rescue volunteers waded into the sea to save a woman after she fell onto rocks at the shore.

Hartlepool RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was scrambled at 6.31am this morning after the woman fell from the Headland Town Moor promenade.

Two volunteer crew members then leapt from the boat and waded ashore to help other emergency services place the casualty on a stretcher and get her to an awaiting ambulance.

RNLI volunteer crewmember Richard Shaw, who went ashore with fellow crewmember Matt Adams, said: “The casualty had suffered minor injuries and working with the other emergency services at the scene we helped remove the casualty by stretcher from the shore to the awaiting ambulance.”

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Richard Shaw and Matt Adams

Richard Shaw and Matt Adams