A man has died after jumping into the River Tyne at North Shields.
The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade were called to the scene at 5.47pm on Saturday.
A spokesman says the man went into the water at the Fish Quay to retrieve something he'd dropped.
He became ill while in the river, and was pulled out of the water by the police and his friends.
The man, who has not been named, was then given CPR before being taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The Royal Navy's HMS Tyne is returning to North Shields today (Thursday 10th July).
The ship is affiliated to Tynemouth and is going to support the Mouth of the Tyne Festival. She can be boarded by members of the public on Sunday (13th June).
No trains North Shields - Tynemouth due to flooding. Go North East are accepting Metro tickets on bus services 1 amd 17.
A woman and four children managed to escape unharmed from a house fire in the early hours of this morning.
Shortly after 2am today (Saturday 14 June), police received reports of a fire at a house on Guisborough Drive. A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson.
Witnesses can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.
British police want to travel to Russia to find out whether ten bodies found in a cave are linked to the sinking of fishing trawler the MV Gaul.
The Gaul sank in the Barents Sea in 1974 with 36 crew on board, including six men from North Shields.
Two years ago, human remains were found in caves on the Rybachy Peninsula. It is understood they were washed ashore around the time of the tragedy.
Humberside police are now seeking permission from the Russian authorities to visit the site.
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Police investigating the disappearance of York woman Claudia Lawrence, five years ago, are searching a house in North Shields.
Eye witnesses said a car was also seized from the area today.
Detectives are continuing to question a man, aged 59, on suspicion of murder.
Northumbria Police are appealing for information after a horse was stolen in North Shields last weekend.
Nine-month-old Bambi was taken from a stables on Murton Lane in New York. It happened between 8.30pm on Saturday 3 May and 4pm on Sunday 4 May.
Members of the public can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.
The funeral of a World War II veteran takes place later, and is expected to be attended by fellow veterans and members of the public.
John Campbell died aged 92, but his carers couldn't trace any family.
After an online campaign, it's hoped that many Tynesiders will attend his cremation to pay tribute to his war record.
The service will be held at 2.15pm at Whitley Bay Crematorium.