Safety warning after man and woman swept out to sea in 'horrendous' conditions
Members of the public are being warned of the dangers of drinking near the coast after two people were swept out to sea in the early hours of today.
Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade issued the warning after being called to Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, to the aid of a 19-year-old man and a woman, 21, who were reported to have been washed off the sea defences at the south end of Whitley Bay.
The Cullercoats RNLI Inshore Lifeboat was also paged. The call came at around 2.30am.
On arrival, crews found that both the man and the woman had managed to make their way back ashore, and were not in a... read more
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