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Four teenagers have been rescued by the RNLI (Redcar) lifeboat from the base of Huntcliff in Saltburn after getting cut off by the tide.
The teenagers, all aged 16 and 17 years, were trapped by the incoming tide at the notorious cut-off point near the Ship Inn in Saltburn.
The three men and one woman were cold and wet but otherwise unhurt, and were taken back to Redcar where they were checked over.
They were later picked up by their parents from Kirkleatham police station.
‘They are four very lucky young people.
They had managed to climb to a point of safety to escape the tide. They were able to telephone the police to raise the alarm, and the police then passed on the call to UK Coastguard who tasked our lifeboats.
‘The police arranged for a CCTV camera on the promenade at Saltburn to monitor the young people until we arrived.
‘This was a routine rescue we’ve carried out countless times. If they’d checked the tide times the incident would probably not have happened.’
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Redcar's RNLI lifeboat team have been called to help rescue a dog, which became stranded at the South Gare near the town.
The dog ran away from its owner and became stranded on a rocky outcrop as the tide began to come in.
The owner called the coastguard, and they arrived, with the inshore lifeboat team, to find that the dog had already been rescued by members of the public.
Two men who were in the area were able to reach the dog and carry it back to safety before the tide came in.
The dog is thought to be uninjured.
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A search was undertaken this evening (Wednesday 10 February) for a person seen walking into the sea at Longsands, Tynemouth.
The Coastguard was contacted by a member of the public at 5.20pm and launched a search of the area involving Blythe Coastguard Rescue Team, Cullercoats and Tynemouth RNLI lifeboats, Tyne Voluntary Life Brigade, Northumbria Police and the Coastguard rescue helicopter.
The search has been completed with nothing found and the Coastguard has stood down the search pending any further information.
A huge search operation is underway in Tynemouth tonight after reports of a person entering the water off the Longsands beach.
Northumbria Police and the coastguard are using helicopters to search the water.
They are being helped by the RNLI in three lifeboats after a call from a member of the public just after 5pm this evening.
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