This is why divers and fire engines are at Silksworth Lake in Sunderland

A number of fire engines and divers are currently at Silksworth Lake carrying out a training exercise.

By Poppy Kennedy
Thursday, 07 March, 2019, 11:39
File picture: Silksworth Lake

The green watch crew from Byker Community Fire Station are carrying out a swiftwater rescue exercise as part of their training in Sunderland.

The main response for water incidents and floods for the area is based at the fire station in Byker.

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The crew is currently at Silksworth Lake and it is not know what time the exercise will be complete.