Wind blows Sunderland student's balcony door off

Firefighters were called to make the balcony door safe.
Firefighters were called to make the balcony door safe.

A Sunderland student had a lucky escape after high winds blew his balcony door off.

Firefighters were called to the Echo 24 apartments, next to the Wear, at 3am today.

The man had opened the doors to his third floor balcony when the wind caught hold of one of them - leaving it hanging on by a hinge

Firefighters from Sunderland Central visited the building and tied the door up to make it safe.