Police confirm man dead as ‘vehicle entered the sea’ at South Tyneside landmark

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The incident took place early on Saturday morning

Police have confirmed that a man has died after a vehicle entered the sea near Souter Lighthouse in South Tyneside.

A body was recovered from the vehicle which had gone into the sea in Marsden, South Shields in the early morning on Saturday, June 18.

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Today, on Monday, June 20, Northumbria Police confirmed that emergency services attended the scene and a man has died.

A spokesperson said: “Shortly after 5.40am on Saturday (June 18) police received a report a vehicle had gone into the sea, near Souter Lighthouse.

“Officers and emergency services attended the scene and sadly the body of a 29-year-old man was recovered from the vehicle.

Souter Lighthouse, South Shields (Image: Adobe Stock)Souter Lighthouse, South Shields (Image: Adobe Stock)
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“The man’s next of kin have been contacted and are being supported by specialist officers at this time.

“There is not believed to be any third party involvement and a report is being prepared for the coroner.”

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