A man was brought to safety by police after reports of concern for his welfare at a coastal spot.
South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade (SSVLB) was called out by the Coastguard after the emergency services were alerted to a man in distress at Marsden.
A spokesman for the charity said: "As team members arrived the incident had been resolved by police.
"Remember for all Coastal emergencies dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard."
The call out happened at 1.36pm yesterday.