A person who had been drinking alcohol and determined to dive into the River Wear near the Wearmouth Bridge needed to be rescued by the coastguard.
Sunderland Port Patrol rushed to the help of the man and managed to get better him from the water with help from Sunderland RNLI Lifeboat Station on Sunday evening.
It is assumed the man had been drinking alcohol and determined to dive into the river from Panns Bank.
But fortunately for him, it occurred in entrance of the patrol boat and he was dropped at security.
The man grew to become hypothermic and was cared for by coastguard officers and police till he was handed over into the care of the ambulance service.
A spokesperson for Sunderland RNLI Lifeboat Station stated: “Sunderland Port Patrol boat was on scene with the casualty however required help to get better the casualty from the water.
“The casualty was recovered from the water into pontoons at Panns Bank earlier than receiving remedy from Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team.
“Once it was confirmed the casualty was all safe our volunteers have been stood down and cleared to return to the station.
“It seems the casualty had been drinking alcohol and determined to dive into the river from Panns Bank.
“Thankfully this all occurred in entrance of the patrol boat and they have been in a position to help the casualty till the lifeboat arrived.”
A spokesperson for the Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team stated: “The workforce have been paged to experiences of an individual in the water in the neighborhood of Panns Bank.
“As we arrived on scene the casualty had been recovered from the water by Port of Sunderland water patrol officers utilizing their RHIB [Rigid inflatable boat]. He grew to become hypothermic and was cared for by coastguard officers and police.
“The casualty was then handed over into the care of the ambulance service.”