Coastguards were called out to reports of a teenager threatening to jump in the rough sea at Saltburn after playing the "neknomination" drinking game.
The RNLI Lifeboat based in Redcar was also sent to Saltburn Pier after being alerted by Cleveland Police, but the teenager was later found to be at home.
After going to the pier, Redcar Coastguard Rescue Team found the male had posted his intention to jump from it on social media after taking part in the online game.
"The craze of neknominate is spreading virally through Facebook but before accepting your mission please just stop and think about what you are doing.
"If you have been drinking, your judgement will be impaired and you will be more likely to be overcome by the cold, dark sea. Your acceptance of the dare is highly likely to be life threatening.
"Alcohol is a contributory factor in a significant number of coastal drownings every year. Alcohol and sea water really don't mix."
A man who had gone missing from his home in Saltburn has been found safe and well.
Derek Ingledew, 76, had been missing since Wednesday but has been found in London.
Police are thanking members of the public for help with their enquiries.
Police are appealing for help to trace a missing man from Saltburn.
Derek Ingledew, 76, has been missing from home since January 15th. His family say it is out of character for him not to return home and officers are concerned for his welfare.
Mr Ingledew is described as white, 5ft 8" tall with brown eyes and white hair and he wears glasses. He was last seen wearing a grey ski-type jacket, a blue shirt, navy trousers and brown shoes.
There has been reports of a possible sighting of Mr Ingledew in London and he may be travelling by train.
Anyone who may have seen him is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.
Police searching for a missing man from Harrogate have found a man's body on a beach in Saltburn.
James Kipling has not been seen since the afternoon of Thursday, 14th November. A body was found near cliffs, in an area known as Saltburn Scar, but has not been identified.
X Factor winner James Arthur is returning to his hometown to meet fans today, November 6. The Saltburn-born star will be at HMV in Middlesbrough to sign copies of his new album.
A dog from Saltburn has been filming with international model Agyness Deyn. Meg 'Surfdog' is taking part in a film featuring the model.
Pictures sent in courtesy of Planet Saltburn.
'Yarnbombers' have been out in force again over this weekend's Bank Holiday as they left more knitted creations on a seaside town's pier.
The woollen masterpieces cover half of the Saltburn pier and pay tribute to a day out at the seaside.
Amongst the knitted pieces, visitors can see sunbathers, beach huts, jellyfish and fish and chips in inedible form.
The 'Face of Nature' has been spotted in the North East after a man stumbled across the face in a tree when he was walking his dog.
Martin Nesbitt was walking through Saltburn Valley Gardens when he came across the tree which appeared to be looking back at him.
One man from the North East has gone a step further than most dog owners - and he has taught his dog free running.
Meg has been an internet hit since Sam Davis posted videos of her doing tricks on YouTube. She is now the talk of Saltburn-by-the-Sea.
Rachel Sweeney went to see her - watch the full report below.