A youngster had to be rescued from danger after being caught in a rip current during a school body boarding session.
Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team was called to help a pupil who had got into difficulty during a body boarding session at Sunderland Harbour, Roker, today.
The rescue team was called to assist the youngster at around 10am by Sunderland Coastwatch.
The youngster was taking part in a supervised activity along with group of school children and a teacher when he got into difficulty after becoming caught in a rip current towards the rear of Old North Pier.
He was assisted from danger by a qualified instructor but was uninjured.