Last Updated 03/11/2019 - The brigade has responded to 124 Callouts so far this year

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The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade is a voluntary shore based coastal rescue service founded in 1864. We are a Declared Facility to HM Coastguard for Rope Rescue, , Water Rescue, Coastal Search and Rescue and also have advanced first aid capabilities. Operating from our Watch House Museum in Tynemouth on the North East coast of England, we work closely with all the emergency services including the local RNLI, (to which we have no affiliation or connection apart from that they are a declared facility like ourselves). In recent years the Brigade has averaged over 120 callouts a year and these range from monitoring and gathering information on broken down boats to recovering cliff casualties from our coastline. To ensure a quick response to incidents, our 20+ volunteers have extensive personal issue rescue equipment - with more advanced items housed in our rescue vehicle - a specially designed Toyato Hilux.

The Brigade was formed initially as a shore-to-ship Breeches Buoy Rescue Team - we have now a dedicated team that can carry out full-scale demonstrations of this capability - please get in touch if you would like us to attend your event to show this.

The Watch House Museum displays artefacts, pictures and relics from old shipwrecks chronicling the history of lifesaving on our coastline since 1864. Click on the link above for more information and opening times.

Date of Last Callout: 27th October 2019 - 16.37 - Dog fallen down cliff face - Crag Point, Collywell Bay

For information on contacting the Brigade or to find out the address of the musuem please use the link below

The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade. Registered Charity Number 1093237

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