One person taken to hospital after emergency services called to Hartlepool beach near Brus Tunnel

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Emergency services attended a Hartlepool beach following reports of a person unwell.

Paramedics and coastguard teams attended the beach near Brus Tunnel in Hartlepool on Friday morning (December 30) after it was reported a person was unwell.

The patient was taken to North Tees Hospital.

A spokesperson for the ambulance service said: "We were called at 08:24am this morning to reports of a person unwell on the beach near Speeding Drive, Hartlepool.

"We sent one emergency ambulance and one patient was taken to North Tees Hospital."

Humber Coastguard confirmed two teams from Hartlepool and Seaham attended to assist the ambulance service.