A man has had to be rescued by a lifeboat after jumping off the pier into the water at Cullercoats Bay.
HM Coastguard received several 999 calls just before 5pm, reporting the man, believed to be in his late teens, apparently in difficulty.
Cullercoats RNLI, Blyth Coastguard Rescue Team and Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade along with Northumbria Police and the North East Ambulance Service were called and went to the scene.
The man was pulled from the water by the Cullercoats RNLI and taken to shore. Crews reported the man was severely hypothermic.
They administered first aid and kept the casualty warm until the ambulance took him to hospital to be checked over.