Person brought to safety from wrong side of Sunderland bridge railings

A person who sparked an emergency service alert when they were spotted on the wrong side of a bridges railings has been brought to safety.

Friday, 9th March 2018, 12:57 pm
Updated Friday, 9th March 2018, 1:00 pm
Emergency services were called to the Wearmouth Bridge earlier on today.
Emergency services were called to the Wearmouth Bridge earlier on today.

Police and Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team were called to the Wearmouth Bridge just before 1pm after concerns were raised.

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A spokesman for the Coastguard team said: "As our officers arrived on scene the person had been brought to safety and into the care of the police."

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