Coastal search after man phones to say he jumped off the cliffs
Emergency teams are currently carrying out a search for a man who may have jumped off cliffs.
Police, coastguard and coastal rescue teams are currently searching an area of the coast near to the Links, Whitley Bay.
The search was sparked at around 6.30pm today (Thursday) after police received a report from the Samaritans about a call they had taken.
The caller told them he had jumped from cliffs at Whitley Bay and was seriously injured.
Searches are being carried out along the coastline in the area.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101.