Hartlepool lifeboat launched after concerns for man's safety on New Year's Eve

Hartlepool RNLI was launched but thankfully not required
Hartlepool RNLI was launched but thankfully not required

Hartlepool's lifeboats were dispatched on New Year's Eve after there were fears a man had entered the sea.

Hartlepool's volunteer-manned all weather and inshore lifeboats were launched at around 10.40pm last night.

A Coastguard spokesman said: "There were concerns for a male that may have entered the sea, however, he was found on the North Gare breakwater safe and well and reunited with his family."

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