#NekNominate sparks major sea search in Cleveland

The coastguard and the RNLI have been involved in a major sea search after a teenager was threatening to jump off salt-burn pier following an on-line prank as part of #NeKNominate.

The coastguard alerted Cleveland Police at 5pm today (5th February) following a youth threatening to jump in to the sea.

Crews attended the scene but could not locate the teenager. Police found the teen at home having infact not jumped into the sea.

The male teenager had posted his intention on Facebook after he took park in the social media game called #NeKNominate

Two death have already been linked to the online drinking game which is spreading fast across the internet.