Lifeboat crews and a helicopter from RAF Boulmer have been involved in a massive sea search through the night. It began after an empty fishing dinghy was found 15 miles off the coast at Blyth. The coastguard was concerned their could be missing occupants. No further searches will take place.
A 40 year old man is recovering after his disappearance led to a major air and sea search off Blyth in Northumberland last night.