and Runswick RNLI launched a rescue operation and recovered her body.
A statement from Staithes
Coastguard said: "The team were tasked today to an incident in Staithes
' lifetime matched that of the mining industry they served, and coal was loaded here until 1980.
With the staithes
steadily deteriorating after 2003 arson attacks, funding bodies including The Heritage Lottery, Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust, English Heritage and Gateshead Council supported a PS450,000 restoration programme save the Dunston treasure.
One of their favourite starters is the Staithes
plate - soused mackerel, salted cod and smoked mackerel pate.
"I think the artwork looks great and I hope it highlights the staithes
and encourages people to think about sustainability and what we do with our heritage structures," said Prof Weileder.
- on the River Tyne - were the product of a now-vanished way of life.
One of the aims of what is known as the Jetty Project is to raise the profile of the staithes
, a scheduled monument, from which vast amounts of coal were loaded on to collier ships for export.
is packed with cottages and winding streets accessed by a steep bank down into the village which once boasted a large fishing fleet.
, which are a scheduled monument and a listed structure, played a crucial role in the transport of millions of tons of Tyneside coal, but has been hit over the years by a series of arson incidents, putting the structure at risk.
Earlier this week The Journal reported how the staithes
will be the focus of an ambitious artwork next year led by Newcastle University Professor of Contemporary Sculpture Wolfgang Weileder.
Coastguard, along with other emergency services, including Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team and a Coastal Operations Officer were also involved.