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The mother of a young man who died in a crash in County Durham at the weekend has paid tribute to her son.
21-year-old Anthony Michael Dunn from Howden-le-Wear was a passenger in a black VW Polo which left the road and crashed in the early hours of Saturday morning in Witton Park, to the west of Bishop Auckland.
The Polo was travelling north on New Road towards High Grange when, having passed over the river Wear the driver attempted to negotiate a number of bends. At this point it left the road and collided with a wooden fence.
The other three men in the car – all from Crook and aged 21, 20 and 18 – have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, interviewed and then released on police bail until separate dates next month.
Tributes have been paid to the skipper of a Scottish fishing trawler which went missing in the North Sea.
James Noble and two others were rescued by an RAF helicopter after the Ocean Way began transmitting an emergency signal off the Northumberland coast on Sunday.
45-year-old Mr Noble later died in hospital. Two crewmen, aged 28 and 38, were taken to Wansbeck Hospital in Northumberland suffering from hypothermia and have now been released.
Two men aged 32 and 38 have not been found.
67-year-old Billy Edwards who worked with Mr Noble for 20 years, said the Fraserburgh-born fisherman had been “like a son” to him.
Humber Coastguard reported the Ocean Way was last heard from about 100 miles east of the Farne Islands. On Monday, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said a further searches were “unlikely” unless it received further information.
Three fishermen are now asssumed to be dead after the search for two still missing in the North Sea was called off this morning.
Five crew members were on board the Ocean Way, when it sank 100 miles off the Farne Islands.
The body of the captain of the vessel, a 45-year-old man, was recovered. Two other men aged 32 and 38, crew members, have not been found.
The two survivors, men aged 38 and 28, were taken to Wansbeck Hospital in Northumberland suffering from hypothermia and have been released following treatment.
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch is investigating.
This reaction from Alan Jenkins, a local skipper and Nik Hanlon, the quay manager at North Shields, where the trawler was based:
Tributes are coming in for the fisherman who died and the two that are missing following the sinking of the Ocean Way trawler, 100 miles off the Northumberland coast.
The coastguard has called off the search for two missing fishermen whose ship sank 100 miles off the coast of Northumberland.
Three of the crew of the Ocean Way were rescued, one of whom died in hospital.
The prawn trawler worked out of North Shields for eight months of the year and the crew were well known locally.
Skipper Alan Jenkins, whose ship was 75 miles from the Ocean Way when it ran into trouble, said he felt "a sinking feeling in his gut" when he heard the mayday signal go out.
He said the crew members were popular in North Shields. This morning the fishermen held a one minute silence in their honour.
The prawn trawler had two lifeboats on board, but it is unclear whether they both were deployed.
The boat was at least 19m length, but can sink within minutes if there was a serious problem.
The coastguard has confirmed that the search for two missing trawler fishermen has been called off. They went missing 100 miles east of the Farne Islands.
A spokesperson for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has said there are no "imminent plans" to call off a search and rescue operation for two crew members of a trawler missing in the North Sea.
A Norwegian helicopter is currently searching the area and is due to hand over to an RAF helicopter from RAF Boulmer in the next hour.
Three crew members who were recovered from the water have been taken to hospital, the spokesperson said.
Humber Coastguard has confirmed one person has died after a trawler got into difficulty in the middle of the North Sea.
He was one of three people winched from the water and airlifted to hospital in Northumberland by RAF helicopters. Two more crew members are still missing and the search for them continues.
Their vessel, called Ocean Way, operates out of North Tyneside. It set out on the evening of 1st November and began transmitting emergency signals the next morning.
The search continues for two crew members of a fishing boat missing in the North Sea. Humber Coastguard is co-ordinating the rescue with RAF helicopters and a team from Norway.
Three people have now been rescued from the water and airlifted to hospital in Northumberland.
RAF helicopters have been trying to find the missing crew of the trawler, called 'Ocean Way', since it began transmitting emergency signals.
Two people have been winched to safety but a further three are still missing after a trawler began transmitting emergency signals in the North Sea, about 100 miles east of the Farne Islands.
The vessel, called Ocean Way, began using its emergency beacon earlier today (2nd November). Since then, Humber Coastguard has been trying to contact the skipper. It has also been broadcasting mayday relay messages, asking other ships to look out for the missing crew.
An RAF rescue helicopter has found two people alive in the water. They have been airlifted to hospital in Northumberland. The Norwegian helicopter Rescue 1 will arrive on scene shortly to relieve the RAF rescue helicopter.