Heartbreak as man dies after falling from rocks in South Shields

By Maria Cassidy

A man has died after falling from the rocks near Marsden Rock.

Emergency services were called following concerns for the welfare of a man near Marsden Rock, South Shields at around 9.50am on Monday.

Police, paramedics, the Coastguard and Mountain Rescue were all called to assist with the incident.

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Authorities attended where they found that a man had fallen from the rocks in the area.

The force has now confirmed that the man was pronounced dead a short time later.

The man’s family have been notified and are currently being supported by specialist officers.

The police have also confirmed that there is not believed to be any third party involvement.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly after 9.50am yesterday (Monday) we received a report of concern for the welfare of a male near Marsden Rock.

“Officers, paramedics, Coastguard and Mountain Rescue attended and found a man had fallen from the rocks.

“The man was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.

“The man’s family have been notified and are being supported by specialist officers at this time.

“There is not believed to be any third party involvement and a report has been made for the coroner.”

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