Emergency services called to Roker Pier after man spotted in water

Emergency services were called to Roker Pier in Sunderland to reports of a man in the water.

Wednesday, 6th July 2016, 9:09 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th July 2016, 10:22 pm
Emergency services were called to Roker Pier in Sunderland after reports of a man in the water.

The UK Coastguard along with Sunderland inshore lifeboat team and the ambulance service were called to the pier around 8.49pm on July 6 after a man was spotted climbing over the side of the pier and seen entering the water.

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A ambulance spokesman said a hazardous area response team was called to the incident, but on arrival the man had managed to pull himself out of the water to safety.

He suffered a minor head injury and was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital where his condition is not said to be life threatening.

Crews left the scene around 9.30pm.