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.

Thursday, 7th March 2019, 11:39 am
Updated Thursday, 7th March 2019, 11:58 am
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.

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

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