Emergency services called to Hendon beach after person spotted in the sea

A woman was helped into the care of the police after she ended up in the sea off Hendon.

Tuesday, 25th June 2019, 21:18 pm
Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team on the scene of the incident earlier on this evening.

The emergency services were called to the promenade just after 5pm today, Tuesday, June 25, to a report of a person in the water.

Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team was among those to respond and found the woman was already out of the sea when they arrived.

A photo taken by Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team following today's call out to Hendon Promenade.

A spokesperson added: “On our arrival the person was fortunately no longer in the water.

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“Coastguard officers administered first aid until the individual was handed into the care of Northumbria Police.

“In this instance we were alerted very quickly to the incident by a quick thinking member of the public who had saw it unfold.”