Whitley Bay Street Pastors take the coastal route
Popular beaches along the coast from Whitley Bay to Tynemouth are part of Operation Coastwatch in the summer months.
As a joint initiative, Operation Coastwatch sees neighbourhood police officers team up with North Tyneside Council, RNLI lifeguards, the Coastguard and Street Pastors to help keep everyone safe on popular beaches.
Whitley Bay Street Pastors are out on a Friday night, from 6.30pm to dusk, with the usual kit bag plus throw lines for water rescues.
The team trains each year in May, when a registered trainer takes them through their paces.