Person brought to safety from coastal path after emergency service call out

A photo issued by Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team following the incident earlier this evening.
A photo issued by Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team following the incident earlier this evening.

A person is in the care of the police after concerns were raised for them at a coastal beauty spot.

Northumbria Police, Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team and the South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade (SSVLB) were called to the coastal path in Whitburn at 5.50pm.

They were joined by paramedics from the North East Ambulance Service.

The Coastguard said its officers, the SSVLB and the medics stood by until the incident was resolved, with the person now in the care of the police.