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Man rescued from rocks near Whitley Bay

A man has been rescued from rocks near Whitley Bay.

The Coastguard were called out around midday on Saturday (12th August) to an area near South Parade.

He was taken to safety by the Cullercoats RNLI Brigade.

He'd suffered minor injuries and was found to be suffering from mild hypothermia.

He was taken to hospital for the further treatment at hospital.

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Two rescued from Whitley Bay tourist spot

St. Mary's Lighthouse in Whitley Bay Credit: PA

The Cullercoats RNLI Lifeboat has been called out after two people got cut off by the rising tide at St. Mary's Lighthouse in Whitley Bay.

The high tide was due at 6pm and it was decided that with the pair unlikely to be able to get off the island for another two hours at least, the lifeboat would be sent to them.

The pair said they had 'lost track of time' whilst taking photographs on the seaward side of the Island, were given a lift to their car by a Brigade member.

People visiting the area are being reminded to keep track of tide times and watch water levels when planning a visit.

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