Gateshead Riverbank Path Collapse

I'm a little slow with these photos as it happened almost a month ago. I forgot I had them until I found them when looking on my hard drive for some other photos. Better late than never, eh?

A popular riverside path disappeared in a mudslide sparking a rescue operation.

Emergency services were scrambled to Gateshead when about 25m to 30m of riverbank was seen to collapse into the Tyne last night.

The slide wiped out part of the path which runs through the Sculpture Trail, just west of Brett’s Oils, leaving a mound of mud in the river.

Rescuers searched the area because of concerns that someone could be trapped in the mud.

Firefighters and police combed the spot, which lies between the High Level and Metro Bridges, opposite Newcastle’s Copthorne Hotel.
Read more at the Evening Chronicle
Path mudslide sparks big rescue operation

January 2011

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