A "parachutist" sighting urged people in Ryhope, UK, to call the rescue team deployed to the Sunderland coast amid fears that a human life could be in danger.
However, the object first thought to be a person, turned out to be a balloon in the shape of Spider-Man.
Truly bizarre —— Will Metcalfe (@thewillmetcalfe) 9 октября 2017 г.
Spiderman rescued off the North East coast https://t.co/TD10tpn84t
The rescue team that was called to the scene identified the balloon through binoculars and went out to retrieve it from the sea to prevent further call-outs.
"The incident was a false alarm with good intent and the person did the right thing to call us to confirm no one was in danger," a representative of the Sunderland Coastguard said, cited by the BBC.