Firefighters called to rescue mission in Wallsend – Slideshow

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FIREFIGHTERS were called out to rescue children initially feared to be trapped in a car underwater in Wallsend yesterday, but later turned out simply to be enjoying themselves.

Photographer Gemma Marriner was on the scene in Wallsend to capture the rescue attempt – which had been made in good faith.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue checking the submerged cars under Walkergate Metro bridge after someone called them thinking (mistakenly) that one of the children playing in the water was stuck.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue checking the submerged cars under Walkergate Metro bridge after someone called them thinking (mistakenly) that one of the children playing in the water was stuck.

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