Coastguard and lifeboat called out to 'body in the sea' off Northumberland

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Seahouses Coastguard team was paged this afternoon after reports were received of a body in the sea.

After the initial call-out at 5.20pm, Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat was then launched to investigate and identified the 'body' as a tree floating in the water.

The tree was brought ashore to avoid any further false alarms with good intent.

A spokesman for Northumberland Coastguard said: "It is always better to be safe than sorry, so if you see anything you can't identify in the water dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard."