Youngster pulled from the sea

The search at Cullercoats Bay this evening. Picture by John Tuttiett.
The search at Cullercoats Bay this evening. Picture by John Tuttiett.
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Emergency services pulled a youngster from the sea in Tynemouth this evening.

Police, RNLI crews and the rescue helicopter were called to Cullercoats Bay around 8pm this evening (Saturday) after reports of a teenager being swept away.

The search at Cullercoats Bay this evening. Picture by John Tuttiett.

The search at Cullercoats Bay this evening. Picture by John Tuttiett.

Onlookers reported a huge search for the girl who has now been taken to hospital.