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Body of seaman recovered after ship fall

The body of a young seaman, a Ukraine national, has been recovered and taken to North Shields.

Northumbria Police received a report from the coastguard about the death of a man on a ship close to Tynemouth at 3.30pm on October 20.

The body was recovered on October 21.

It's believed he fell from a height onto the deck of the ship and sustained fatal injuries.

His family in the Ukraine have been informed of the death.

Sudden death on ship off Tynemouth coast

Northumbria Police have confirmed a 'sudden death' on the Brasschaat ship moored off the coast of Tynemouth. The ship is one of three anchored in the area. Investigations are ongoing. Details to follow.

"At 3.37pm [October 20] we were called by the coastguard regarding the death of a man on a boat near Tynemouth."

– Northumbria Police

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Records number of callouts for Tynemouth Life Brigade

The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade attended 25 callouts during August of 2016. This is a new record for the number of incidents during one month.

The month started quietly with the first incident occurring on 6th August. Since then, the team has attended a variety of calls, including a number of major incidents, two of which occurred within 20 minutes of each other on August 18.

August is traditionally a very busy time for the TVLB due to the school summer holidays and the large number of tourists who visit the area, and this year there has also been an extended period of reasonable weather.

The Tall Ships Regatta at Blyth also saw hundreds of thousands of people descend on the wider local area and a number of incidents that the team attended were linked to this event.

"Our current total of 97 calls during 2016 is one of the highest totals we have ever had at this time of year and suggests we are likely to have one of our busiest years on record. This record was set in 2008 when the Brigade attended 147 calls across the year."

– TVLB

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Man arrested after attempted car theft in Tynemouth

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Police have arrested a man after he was caught trying car door handles in Tynemouth.

At just after midnight after today (Friday, April 29) police received a report of a man trying car door handles in Park Crescent East, Park Avenue and Park Terrace.

Officers who were on patrol in the area responded and arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of theft.

He remains in police custody.

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