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Man missing after following dog into sea off Hendon

Search at Hendon
Image caption The search continues despite the fading light

A man is missing after wading into the sea off Sunderland trying to rescue his dog, police have said.

A woman also went into the water after the pet but was recovered and taken to hospital.

Northumbria Police were contacted by the Coastguard shortly before 16:30 BST after reports of a couple in the sea off the promenade at Hendon.

RNLI lifeboats, a helicopter and a search and rescue team from Humber Coastguard are currently at the scene.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: "The search is on-going. A man entered the water with a woman to retrieve a dog.

"The woman has been recovered, but we are still searching for the man."

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