Divers spark search off Northumberland coast

Seahouses lifeboat.Seahouses lifeboat.
Seahouses lifeboat.
A party of overdue divers sparked an emergency call-out on the Northumberland coast.

UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses inshore and all-weather lifeboats at 1.22pm today (Thursday) to assist a dive boat which had reported nine missing/overdue divers.

The vessel was approximately 3½ miles off the coast between Seahouses and Beadnell, and had come from Eyemouth.

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A local fishing vessel had also come to assist in the search.

All nine divers surfaced soon after and were safely accounted for.

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