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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Police searching for a missing 91-year-old man have been told by the Coastguard a body has been found near Spanish Battery.
Robert Dodd, also known as Bob, from Tynemouth, was reported missing this earlier evening, January 13.
The body has yet to be formally identified, however the family of Mr Dodd have been informed.
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A controlled explosion has been carried out at Longsands beach in Tynemouth after a possible WW2 munition was found at the Swan Hunter Shipyard in Wallsend.
Extra officers are in the area speaking with people and offering reassurance.
The incident happened at 7pm on Sunday October 11 when a 14-year-old teenager was assaulted in Subway, Front Street.
Enquiries are ongoing into the incident and officers are releasing a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to about the incident.
It's believed he was in the shop at the time of the incident and police want to speak to him as she may have information that could help with enquiries.
The man, or anyone who recognises him is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 1039 11/10/15.
A pair of tiny marmoset monkeys have been born at Tynemouth's Blue Reef Aquarium.
It’s the first time the aquarium's resident colony of miniature rescued monkeys has bred and keepers are delighted with how well first-time parents Miko and Minnie are coping.
The marmoset twins, which weighed less than 40 grams each when they were born at the end of last week, spend the first few weeks of their lives clinging to the backs of their parents.
Marmosets live in social family groups and have a strict hierarchy ranking. Unusually for primates, females nearly always give birth to non-identical twins.
All the monkeys at Blue Reef have been rescued after being found living in unsuitable conditions while others have been made homeless after their owners could no longer look after them.
Both twins are feeding well, and Minnie and Miko are happily passing the babies around.
We expect them to start exploring away from Miko in about a week, they are already becoming much more active on his back; wriggling around quite a lot.
They will be weaned from Minnie's milk at about three to four months old when they will start eating solid food."
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