Two paddle-boarders rescued after getting into difficulty near Warkworth Beach

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Two paddle-boarders had to be rescued after getting into difficulties off Warkworth Beach.

Lifeboat crews were alerted to the incident at 3.45pm today (August 3).

A statement from the Coastguard said: “We received a 999 call from a member of the public to report two paddle-boarders being swept out to sea at Warkworth beach.

"Amble Coastguard Rescue Team and RNLI lifeboat were sent to bring the two people back to shore.”

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