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Woman Saved From Drowning Off the Sunderland Coast

What Happened
Person overboard/swept away/fell in the water
What Caused
Human factor
Casualty type/Qty
Causal Factors
Inadequate supervision
Injury Details
Near miss

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Description of Incident
A WOMAN had to be rescued by lifeboat crews after nearly drowning off the Sunderland coast.

The woman, aged in her 20s, got into difficulties in the water near Old North Pier, near Sunderland Yacht Club, in Roker shortly, before 4am on Sunday.

Sunderland RNLIís D class boat was launched with volunteers rescuing her a short time later.

Coastguard and police officers met her on the shore.

The woman, who is suspected to have been drinking alcohol, was pulled from the sea by RNLI crews and handed over to paramedics for further treatment.

She was then arrested by police, before being questioned on suspicion of causing a public nuisance.
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