The RNLI have issued warnings as they prepare for their busiest weekend of the year so far.
They say it is important to make preparations before heading into the sea incase of emergencies.
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There are 66 candidates standing in the Tyne and Wear area in the General Election on June 8
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There are 32 candidates standing in the Tees Valley area for the 2017 General Election