Sunderland RNLI called out after boat reports being in difficulty
Sunderland's team of RNLI volunteers were called out to sea after a boat reported it was in difficulty 1.5 miles out to sea.
Sunderland Lifeboat Station has reported it received the call out for its Atlantic 85 Lifeboat to reports of a vessel facing problems north east of Seaham.
A spokesperson for the team said: "Thankfully when our crew arrived at the scene our assistance was not required and we were stood down by UK Coastguard."
The call out happened just before 11am today.