Dog walker sparks emergency service call out after leaving clothing on Northumberland beach

Rescue teams were called to carry out a check of the coastline after abandoned clothing was found on a Northumberland beach.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 11:17 am

Coastguard Rescue Teams from Blyth and Newbiggin were busy on a training session when they were alerted to a report of items which had been left at Cresswell, at the south end of Druridge Bay.

A spokesperson for the service said: “The teams arrived on scene and met the owner of the clothing, who had returned to collect it after exercising their dog.

"They apologised that their actions had caused a false alarm.

The Coastguard Rescue Teams were called to Cresswell beach after concerns were raised when clothing was found abandoned

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"The first informant was thanked for their vigilance and taking the correct action and reporting it."

The call out happened on Tuesday, April 20.

Both teams were also called on last night, Wednesday, April 21, after Northumbria Police asked to locate a missing person in the Newbiggin area, who was found a short time after the search efforts began.

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