Man taken to hospital after being found under Sunderland bridge

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EMERGENCY services were called after a man was found under Wearmouth Bridge.

Police were alerted just after 2pm today following a concerned call from the ambulance service.

Officers attended, and the man was found on steps underneath the city centre bridge, on North Bridge Street.

He was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital by paramedics to be checked over.

It is not yet known whether the man had fallen from the bridge.

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