Eight crew members had to be rescued from a fishing boat after it started sinking a mile off the coast of Sunderland.
The RNLI were called from both Tynemouth and Sunderland stations on Sunday afternoon (26th June) after they received a Mayday distress call.
When crews arrived they found several of the anglers desperately trying to bale the water out from their boat.
They were immediately evacuated onto a lifeboat. Crew members from both lifeboats went onboard the sinking boat to set up water pumps.
It took around 30 minutes before the boat was stable enough to be towed back to Sunderland.
All the anglers were rescued and taken back onto dry land - none of them were injured.