A TEENAGER was rescued from the South Tyneside coast after threatening to harm himself.
Emergency services launched a full-scale alert at 12.25am this morning after the 18-year-old male was reported to be in a distressed state at Trow Point, South Shields.
Nine crew members from Humber Coastguard and Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team searched for the teen.
Two inshore lifeboats searched water near the beauty spot and Sunderland Coastguard searched the shore.
Once Humber Coastguard were satisfied the casualty was safe all search units were stood down and the lifeboats returned to station.
The coastal rescue is the second to be conducted in three days at Trow Point.
On Saturday a teenager was taken to hospital after emergency services received reports that a youth had slipped and suffered a dislocated knee.
South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade and Sunderland Coastguard Rescue team, as well as Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboats were called to the search.
The teenager was taken to South Tyneside District Hospital for treatment.