Man in care of police after entering the sea

A man is in the care of police after he went into the sea and sparked an emergency service alert.

Friday, 11th January 2019, 12:32 pm
Updated Friday, 11th January 2019, 12:39 pm
A photo issued by the Hartlepool Coastguard Rescue Team following the call out.

Hartlepool and Seaham's Coastguard Rescue Teams were contacted by their colleagues in Humberside when a report was made expressing concern for the man at 11.20am today.

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He had been spotted in the water off Marine Drive on the Headland.

On their arrival, they found the casualty was already in the care of police.

The Coastguard has issued a reminder to call 999 and ask for the service when reporting a coastal emergency.