Two people have been rescued after their boat capsized and sank into the sea at Hartlepool's Headland on Saturday afternoon.
The boat sank rapidly leaving two people in the cold water.
Hartlepool RNLI's inshore lifeboat crew was at the scene within minutes.
They were assisted by the crew of a Teesport pilot vessel, who were in the viccinity when an 'all-channels' emergency call for assistance was broadcast to all ships and boats.
The two people were pulled out of the water and taken to shore, where they received a medical assessment before being taken to hospital by ambulance.
Their condition is not known at this stage.
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Iain Wright, Labour MP for Hartlepool, has announced he will not be seeking re-election.
In a tweet he said it had been 'an enormous privilege' to serve his home town.
Police officers are asking for the public's help in tracing a man from Hartlepool.
Adrian Craigs, aged 32, is wanted in connection with an assault, possession of a class B drug and breach of a restraining order.
He is believed to be in the Hartlepool area and police would urge anyone with information regarding his whereabouts not to approach him but to contact Cleveland Police on 101.
To pass information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
This is the shocking and dramatic video of a fire in Hartlepool which ripped through several homes and caused a roof to collapse. The footage was captured by local resident Oliver Ervin on Saturday.
Despite the flames, nobody was injured in the fire on Alliance Street.
Phil Lancaster, Director of Community Protection at Cleveland Fire Brigade, said:
This was a substantial fire which has destroyed the house.
The occupant was extremely lucky as this could have resulted in serious consequences.
We urge all residents to have smoke alarms fitted to all floors in their home and to test them weekly to ensure they are working properly. In the event of a fire we advise people to get out, stay out and call 999.
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