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Teenager rescued off Sunderland coast has died

The teenager was rescued off the Sunderland coast but has since died Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A 17-year-old boy who was rescued by the RNLI after getting into difficulties in the mouth of the River Wear off the Sunderland coast has died.

The teenager was taken to the RVI hospital in Newcastle with serious injuries after he was eventually pulled from the water about 5.30pm on Tuesday.

Police have said he has since died.

The teenager was one of four 17-year-olds who went out into the water off Roker Beach in a dinghy.

The other three teenagers remain in a stable condition.

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17-year-old rescued off Sunderland coast in critical condition

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A 17-year-old boy who was rescued by the RNLI off the Sunderland coast is in a critical condition in hospital.

The teenager was has been taken to the RVI hospital with serious injuries.

Police and RNLI launched a search and rescue operation at around 3pm today after two 17-year-old males were seen in the water at the mouth of the Wear, near to the Old Pier at Sunderland Yacht Club. One of the teenagers was rescued and is in a stable condition and a search was launched for the other.

It is thought the teenagers were in a dinghy with two 17-year-old females who are also in a stable condition.

Person pulled out of water at Roker after rescue operation

A rescue operation was launched at Roker Beach after teenagers got into difficulty in the water Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A person has been pulled out of the water after four teenagers got into trouble off the coast off Roker Beach, in Sunderland.

Police and RNLI launched a search and rescue operation at around 3pm today after two 17-year-old males were seen in the water at the mouth of the Wear, near to the Old Pier at Sunderland Yacht Club.

One of the teenagers was rescued and a search launched for the other.

The North East Ambulance Service said a person was later pulled out of the water and was taken to Newcastle's RVI. It was not confirmed if it was the teenager. Their condition is not yet known.

Police believe the teenagers had been in a dinghy when they got out to swim and got into difficulty.

Two female 17-year-olds were also in the dinghy and were rescued.

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