Rescue exercise at the Tees Barrage
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Rescue training at Stockton's Tees Barrage

10 December 2012 Last updated at 21:14 GMT

A watersports course in Stockton is developing a reputation for more than just kayaking and canoeing.

Dozens of fire service crews and emergency services teams have been using the Tees Barrage International White Water Course to help them train for flood rescues.