Hartlepool RNLI search for kayakers.
Hartlepool Rnli volunteers were paged at 5.55pm following 999 calls from members of the public to Humber Coastguard that three kayakers appeared to be in difficulty off the Newburn Bridge area of Seaton Carew.
For more information please contact RNLI Volunteer Press Officer, Tom Collins on: 07896 793557
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.