Two teenagers rescued by Hartlepool RNLI
Hartlepool RNLI volunteers were paged at 4.05pm by Humber Coastguard to a report of four people in difficulty in the water at the North Gare near Seaton Carew.
The other two casualties had clambered onto the base of the pier and were assisted away by the Coastguard team members to the awaiting ambulance.
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, in a normal year, 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.