Bridge man led to safety

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EMERGENCY crews were called today after a distressed man climbed over safety railings on Wearmouth Bridge.

Sunderland lifeboat and coastguard volunteers, fire and ambulance crews and police worked through freezing conditions to see the man returned to safety.

The incident happened at about 3.30am after a security guard reported he could see a man climbing over the railings on the west site of the bridge.

After an hour, the man agreed to climb back over the railings.