A 17 year old boy is missing after four teenagers got into difficulty in a dinghy in the sea.
A search and rescue operation is underway for the boy after he was spotted in the water with another 17 year old boy at 3.22pm at the mouth of the River Wear, near to the Old Pier at Sunderland Yacht Club.
Emergency services were able to rescue the second boy from the water as well as two teenage girls from the dinghy.
Northumbria Police said it is thought the boys had been in the dinghy when they got out to swim in the water and got into difficulty.
Two helicopters and two RNLI lifeboats could be seen searching for the boy off the coast.