Swimmer sparks coastguard alert at Sunderland beach

A swimmer who appeared to be getting into difficulty at Sunderland's coast sparked an emergency alert today.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 14 October, 2018, 17:27
The swimmer was reported as being in trouble near the outfall at Seaburn Beach.

The Sunderland Coastguard rescue team was called just after 4pm to assist Northumbria Police with a person struggling in the water around the outfall pipe off Seaburn beach.

The team attended, and a witness told them a man had returned to the shore and dried off with a towel while speaking to the police.

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The swimmer then left the scene, and the coastguard rescue team were stood down.