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Man rescued from rocks near Whitley Bay

A man has been rescued from rocks near Whitley Bay.

The Coastguard were called out around midday on Saturday (12th August) to an area near South Parade.

He was taken to safety by the Cullercoats RNLI Brigade.

He'd suffered minor injuries and was found to be suffering from mild hypothermia.

He was taken to hospital for the further treatment at hospital.


Teenager who died in Whitley Bay crash named

Police have released the name of a teenage pedestrian who died in a collision with a car in Whitley Bay.

William Dorey was aged 18, and from Cromer Gardens in Whitley Bay,

A193 The Links where the collision happened. Credit: ITV News

The collision happened at 9.42pm on Sunday, May 7th, on the A193 The Links in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, approximately 20 metres north of the junction with Western Way.

Two men who had been arrested in connection with the collision have now been released pending further enquiries.

"We are asking for help from the public to assist our enquiries into this fatal collision. Specifically we're asking for any CCTV footage that motorists may have captured when travelling in the area, or from homes or businesses who also may have had CCTV operating. Any footage of these two vehicles at the relevant time would be of interest to our enquiry."

– Sgt Steve Minnikin, Northumbria Police
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