Rescuers called to aid of man in difficulty in sea at Beadnell

Coastguard rescue teams were called after reports of a man struggling in the sea at Beadnell Bay.

Sunday, 30th April 2017, 1:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:10 pm
Kite surfers in action. Picture courtesy of Holy Island Coastguard.

Seahouses, Howick and Holy Island Coastguard teams were alerted by Humber Coastguard after multiple 999 calls reporting that a male was in difficulty in the water.

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While the Coastguard units were heading to the spot, he was helped from the water by a kite surfer.

Seahouses RNLI lifeboats were also called but were stood down before launching.

Coastguard officers provided medical assistance until an ambulance arrived.