The Redcar Lifeboat had to be rescued from the sea after getting cut off by the tide.
The 11-year-old was caught out on rocks off Redcar West Scar.
Dave Cocks, deputy launching authority for Redcar RNLI, said: “Fortunately he did all the right things, waving his arms in the air and shouting for help.”
The child was spotted and Redcar’s inshore lifeboat was called out just before 12.30pm today.
With the water quickly rising the boy was rescued from the rising tide.
An ambulance and police also attended.
Dave said: “We were a little bit concerned as he had been in the water for at least 15 minutes so we called the ambulance.”
Cold and upset by his ordeal the boy was taken to hospital as a precaution.
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