Two more people have been rescued after getting into difficulties in the sea.
A 999 call was made later this afternoon (Sunday 19th November) regarding the safety of a number of swimmers in the water off the middle of Whitley Bay beach.
Lifeboats from Blyth and Tynemouth RNLI were already at sea at the time and were asked to do a search of the water.
Two people were brought ashore -both were conscious but appeared to be suffering from severe hypothermia.
They were then taken to hospital for further assessment and treatment.
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A man has been rescued from rocks near Whitley Bay.
The Coastguard were called out around midday on Saturday (12th August) to an area near South Parade.
He was taken to safety by the Cullercoats RNLI Brigade.
He'd suffered minor injuries and was found to be suffering from mild hypothermia.
He was taken to hospital for the further treatment at hospital.
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The RNLI in Whitby has released this video to remind people to take care when in and around water.
It's after volunteers saw their "busiest ever" bank holiday weekend with six incidents, including the rescue of a woman with a head injury after a yacht ran aground.
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The RNLI is urging people to fight their instincts to swim - and float instead - if they fall unexpectedly into water.Read the full story ›
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