THE Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called to Marsden Grotto, South Shields, where a man had fallen from cliffs.
The charity’s Guardian of the North aircraft was called at 8.10am yesterday (March 13) to treat the man, believed to be in his 50s.
Police and Coastguard secured the area to assist the helicopter in landing safely.
Medical crews from North East Ambulance Service and the Hazardous Area Response Team worked together with the GNAAS doctor-led crew to treat the man who had sustained multiple injuries.
Despite receiving critical care on scene, the man was sadly pronounced dead. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this sad time.