Lifeboat alerted after Sunderland four-year-old goes missing

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The Sunderland RNLI boat was alerted this afternoon when a young boy went missing at Seaburn.

A spokesman for the charity said volunteers were paged to look for the four-year-old.

He said: "Thankfully as the volunteers were assembling at the lifeboat station the boy was found safe and well.

"Once this was confirmed, the launch request was cancelled allowing the volunteers to return home to their families."