- Tyne Tees
Four fishermen were winched to safety last night as their trawler sank in the North Sea.
The 'Rachel Jayne IV' got into difficulty in rough seas around 30 miles north east of Tynemouth some time before 5pm. The crew made a Mayday broadcast before boarding a liferaft and were rescued by an RAF helicopter as the vessel sank.
The crew members were taken to Wansbeck General Hospital for treatment.
More top news
A warm & dry start Friday but winds will freshen, cloud thicken & rain will move in later. A warning has been issued for Northumberland
After the payday lender admits it failed to properly check potential borrowers, it now faces a challenge to regain customers' trust.
A look at the weather forecast for the Tyne Tees region