Vehicles rescued after being submerged on beach

A van and 4x4 are left submerged by the incoming tide on Cullercoats beach. Picture by John Tuttiett.

A van and 4x4 are left submerged by the incoming tide on Cullercoats beach. Picture by John Tuttiett.

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Two vehicles were rescued after getting stuck on a beach then swamped by the incoming tide.

A van is believed to have got stuck on Cullercoats beach this afternoon (Monday) after launching a jet-ski into the bay.

Crowds watch on as two vehicles are rescued from Cullercoats beach. Picture by John Tuttiett.

Crowds watch on as two vehicles are rescued from Cullercoats beach. Picture by John Tuttiett.

A Range Rover trying to help pull it to safety then got stuck, with both vehicles being submerged by the incoming tide.

Rescue teams from nearby Cullercoats Lifeboat Station, watched on by a large crowd on the beach and promenade, helped pull both vehicles to safety.

Spectators watch on as two vehicles are rescued from Cullercoats beach. Picture by John Tuttiett.

Spectators watch on as two vehicles are rescued from Cullercoats beach. Picture by John Tuttiett.