Rescue teams called to Sunderland after reports of a person cut off by the tide

Emergency services were called to Potato Garth early on Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, 20th July 2021, 9:25 am

Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team were called at 1.35 am on Tuesday, July 20 to reports of a person possibly cut off by the tide at Potato Garth.

The alarm was raised after a family member saw videos recorded in the area.

Coastguard officers searched the area and the person was found safe and well in their home after Northumbria Police visited the address.

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The Coastguard was called to Potato Garth on Tuesday./Photo: Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team

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Detailing the incident in a statement, the Coastguard said: “The team were called out during the night to a report of a person possibly cut off by the tide at Potato Garth after a family member had raised concerns after seeing videos recorded by someone in the area.

“Whilst 2 Coastguard Officers carried out a search of the area using water rescue equipment, Northumbria Police were able to attend the individuals home address where they were found safe and well.”

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