A kayaker has been talking about how he thought he was going to die as he clung to a rock with the sea rising around him.
Anthony Robson's kayak capsized off the coast of South Tyneside yesterday and today he thanked the man who risked his own life swimming to save him.
Watch the full report from Julia Barthram below.
Anthony Robson's kayak capsized off the coast of South Tyneside yesterday and he had to be rescued by the RNLI.
Watch the full footage of his rescue below:
A man is being treated for hypothermia after being rescued when his kayak capsized off the coast near Whitburn.
The RNLI, lifeguards, the coastguard and a police helicopter were all sent out to help the man who had been spotted clinging to a rock.
A lifeguard swam to the man and towed him back to shore.
He was taken to Sunderland Royal Infirmary.