Body boarders in difficulty off Northumberland coast

Beadnell bay
Beadnell bay

Rescue services were called to aid two body boarders in the sea at Beadnell this afternoon.

A Humber Coastguard spokesman said a member of the public rang 999 when they spotted the pair, who could not get back to shore.

Seahouses and Howick coastguard rescue teams, Seahouses lifeboat and a rescue helicopter from RAF Boulmer were all scrambled.

The body boarders made it safely back to the beach.