Emergency services called out to report of surfer in trouble off South Shields
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South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade posted on social media that members had been called out to the beach shortly before 2.30pm today, Sunday, February 7.
However, the alert was cancelled while volunteers were on their way: "The team were tasked to Littlehaven beach to a report of a surfer in difficulty,” said the statement.
"We were stood down en route as he was safe and well.”