It is the start of the busiest time of the year for the RNLI which rescued 520 people on the North East coast last season.Read the full story ›
Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeguards will be keeping watch over beaches in North Yorkshire over the Bank Holiday weekendRead the full story ›
Redcar's RNLI lifeboat team have been called to help rescue a dog, which became stranded at the South Gare near the town.
The dog ran away from its owner and became stranded on a rocky outcrop as the tide began to come in.
The owner called the coastguard, and they arrived, with the inshore lifeboat team, to find that the dog had already been rescued by members of the public.
Two men who were in the area were able to reach the dog and carry it back to safety before the tide came in.
The dog is thought to be uninjured.
The RNLI rescued 3 walkers, in Saltburn, who became separated from a larger groupRead the full story ›
A search was undertaken this evening (Wednesday 10 February) for a person seen walking into the sea at Longsands, Tynemouth.
The Coastguard was contacted by a member of the public at 5.20pm and launched a search of the area involving Blythe Coastguard Rescue Team, Cullercoats and Tynemouth RNLI lifeboats, Tyne Voluntary Life Brigade, Northumbria Police and the Coastguard rescue helicopter.
The search has been completed with nothing found and the Coastguard has stood down the search pending any further information.
A huge search operation is underway in Tynemouth tonight after reports of a person entering the water off the Longsands beach.
Northumbria Police and the coastguard are using helicopters to search the water.
They are being helped by the RNLI in three lifeboats after a call from a member of the public just after 5pm this evening.
Hundreds gathered in Newcastle to pay their respects at the funeral of the teenager who died after being swept into the North Sea.Read the full story ›
Sunderland and Tynemouth RNLI rescued 178 people in 2015, making them the busiest lifeboat crews in the north of England last year.Read the full story ›
A vigil has been held this evening in memory of the teenager Caitlin Ruddy, who died last weekend after being swept out to sea on North Tyneside.
Family and friends gathered in at a relative's house in Newcastle to pin messages onto a memorial tree.
15-year-old Caitlin was swept off the North Pier at Cullercoats Bay last Saturday night. She was pulled from the sea but later died at Cramlington Hospital after a cardiac arrest.
Her uncle, Shaun Ruddy, spoke to ITV News Tyne Tees before the vigil:
A man who posted abusive comments on an online page left for 15-year old Caitlin Ruddy has been ordered to do 120 hours unpaid work.
25-year-old Martin Paul pleaded guilty to a malicious communications offence in relation to the teenager, who died after being swept in to the sea at Cullercoats on the North Tyneside coast on Saturday.
Martin Paul of Burnage Lane, Manchester, appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court and was given a 12 month community order and ordered to pay surcharge of £60 as well as £85 court costs.