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Car rescued from Tynemouth Longsands

The Tynemouth Longsands Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/PA Images

Tynemouth Lifeboat Brigade were called out last night (Saturday 5th August) to a car that was stuck in the sand at the north end of Tynemouth Long Sands.

No one was in danger but it took specialist vehicle recovery equipment to free the car and pull it back onto the ramp near The View restaurant.

Once the vehicle was safely on the entrance ramp, the owner of the vehicle made a donation towards the rescue team and thanked them for their help.

No one was hurt in the incident.

Lifeboat call-out for kayaker in Cullercoats

An RNLI inshore lifeboat crew was called to an emergency just off the North Tyneside coast when a person using a kayak - a kind of canoe - was reported to be in difficulty in the water.

Tynemouth RNLI at Cullercoats on Sunday. Credit: ITV News

The emergency was reported to be taking place at Cullercoats, North Tyneside, and a crew from Tynemouth RNLI responded.

A spokesman for the Coastguard service said that the kayaker managed to make his own way ashore.

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Tynemouth Pool pledges hit £300k

Public pledges to help restore the outdoor pool in Tynemouth have surpassed £300,000.

The Friends of Outdoor Pool confirmed they're thrilled with this figure as they strive to hit £500,000. They're planning on launching a community share scheme early next year to help fund the development at Longsands Beach.

Members of the public were asked to register their interest so the group had an idea of how much could be raised. Within three weeks, pledges shot above a quarter of a million pounds.

What the pool could look like
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