Rescue operation launched after man threatens to self harm

A major rescue operation was launched after a man threatened to self harm.

Thursday, 21st December 2017, 7:54 am
Updated Thursday, 21st December 2017, 8:00 am
HM Coastguard.
HM Coastguard.

Humber Coastguard were paged at 6.17pm on Wednesday, to assist Cleveland police with a male threatening self harm in the north sands area of Hartlepool.

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Hartlepool and Seaham Coastguard liaised with police to prepare a search plan, before Coastguard rescue and police officers searched from Brus tunnel north towards the golf course.

A second team of Coastguard rescue officers searched from the golf course south.

After extensive searching, the male was found and taken into the care of the police.