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