Police and fire crews called to Wearmouth Bridge as man on wrong side of railings

A man has been talked to safety after crossing over the railings at Wearmouth Bridge this evening.

Thursday, 5th May 2016, 7:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th May 2016, 8:15 pm
Emergency services are currently on scene at Monkwearmouth Bridge.

Northumbria Police officers spent around 45 minutes talking to the young man after he climbed over the railings at around 6.30pm.

A crew from Sunderland Central Fire Station and two specialist crews were also called to the scene.

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The RNLI also launched their Atlantic 85 lifeboat to assist police in dealing with the distressed man.

But, after speaking to officers, he climbed back over the railing to safety.