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Ongoing rescue attempt at sea for missing 17-year-old

The police and RNLI are involved in an ongoing rescue attempt off the coast of Roker Beach, Sunderland.

After 3pm today, 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.

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The police think they had been in a dinghy when they got out to swim and got into difficulty.

One of the men has been rescued, along with two 17-year-old females who were also in the dinghy.

A search operation has been launched to rescue the missing 17-year-old. Three lifeboats and a police helicopter are involved in the search.

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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