Coastal alert after 'suspected ordnance' is spotted off landmark rocks in South Shields
The first call-out was made yesterday, Friday, April 10, at 12.35pm, when the volunteers were unable to see anything of note due to the incoming tide, and agreed to return today, when it was established the item of concern did not pose a risk.
A spokesperson for the SSVLB said: “The team were tasked to re-attend the previous call and assist the Navy dive unit.
“After inspecting the item it was deemed harmless, a false alarm with good intent.
“Remember for all Coastal emergencies dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”