The family of a teenager who died after a freak accident, when he fell onto a sunbed, have allowed his organs to be donated for transplant.
Grant Adams, 17, tripped and fell onto a glass tube on the sunbed, at his home in South Shields.
He suffered serious neck injuries, and died earlier this week, at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.
It is not yet known how many lives could be saved as a result of his family's decision to donate his organs.
Nearly a third of people in the North East are currently on the organ donor register.
More top news
Sunday nig.ht's Forecast
Police have seized 539 units of alcohol from drinkers as young as 15 in a bid to crack down on underage bingeing.
"Big Sam" was spotted letting his hair down in the seaside resort weeks after securing Premier League survival for Sunderland.