Hundreds of swimmers around the region have plunged themselves into icy sea waters... in the name of charity. The event is called 'The Big Boxing Day Dip' and was held on different beaches, including South Shields, Seaham and Seaton Carew.
The body of a man has been found in the sea at Bamburgh in Northumberland. Emergency services were called to an area near Stag Rocks on Sunday afternoon. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. He is thought to have been in the water for several days.