Lifeboat launched after boat capsizes in River Wear

Sunderland's RNLI lifeboat was turned out this afternoon.
Sunderland's RNLI lifeboat was turned out this afternoon.
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Sunderland's RNLI lifeboat was turned out after a boat overturned in the Wear this afternoon.

A 999 call raised the alarm around 4.30pm.

But the rower involved was able to right the boat himself and returned safely to South Hylton.

A Coastguard crew attended to carry out a medical check and he was given the all-clear.