Distress flare leads to search along Sunderland's coastline

A report a red distress flare had been spotted off the coast of Sunderland led searches by emergency teams.

Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 7:39 am

Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team and their colleagues based in Seaham were alerted to the call just before 9.30pm yesterday, Monday, August 24, after someone believed they had spotted the flare off the coast at Ryhope.

The officers checked the coast between Seaham and Hendon, but with further information to indicate any vessel having been in distress, both teams were stood down.

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Sunderland and Seaham Coastguard Rescue Teams investigated after the service received a call reporting the sighting of a red distress flare off Ryhope.

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