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Two men swept into sea at South Gare breakwater

Redcar RNLI's IB1 class lifeboat Eileen May Loach-Thomas Image copyright RNLI/Dave Cocks
Image caption The Eileen May Loach-Thomas was one of the Redcar lifeboats called out

A man is in a critical condition after being swept into the sea off Teesside.

Emergency services were called to the South Gare breakwater near Redcar just after 08:00 GMT.

The man was found 50 metres from the shore and given CPR on a lifeboat before being taken to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

A second man, who had made his way back to land after falling into the water, was found by another crew. He is in a stable condition in hospital.

Image copyright RNLI/Dave Cocks
Image caption Emergency services were alerted by a 999 call warning a man had been swept into the sea near the lighthouse
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