The Coastguard has rescued a man from the sea at Cullercoats Bay who had suffered serious injuries. The incident happened at 5.50pm this afternoon.
Teenager Caitlin was swept to her death from Cullercoats pier in January. Now her family are backing an RNLI campaign to save lives.Read the full story ›
The parents of a teenage girl, who died after being swept to sea in North Tyneside, are warning of the dangers the water can present.
15 year old Caitlin Ruddy was washed off North Pier, at Cullercoats, in January this year, by a large wave. She died shortly afterwards in hospital.
Now her mother Sabrina Cook, and step-father Ashley Cook, are backing an RNLI campaign called Respect The Water.
The RNLI is aiming to reduce the number of coastal deaths which, nationally, reached a 3 year high of 168 people in 2015.
Caitlin's parents say they're grateful to the work the RNLI do.
North Tyneside's beaches have picked up another award.
Tynemouth's Longsands and King Edwards Bay beaches, Cullercoats Bay and Whitley Bay have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the online travel review website TripAdvisor. They've been recognised for the quality of customer's experiences when visiting the beaches.
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Hundreds gathered in Newcastle to pay their respects at the funeral of the teenager who died after being swept into the North Sea.Read the full story ›
A vigil has been held this evening in memory of the teenager Caitlin Ruddy, who died last weekend after being swept out to sea on North Tyneside.
Family and friends gathered in at a relative's house in Newcastle to pin messages onto a memorial tree.
15-year-old Caitlin was swept off the North Pier at Cullercoats Bay last Saturday night. She was pulled from the sea but later died at Cramlington Hospital after a cardiac arrest.
Her uncle, Shaun Ruddy, spoke to ITV News Tyne Tees before the vigil:
A man who posted abusive comments on an online page left for 15-year old Caitlin Ruddy has been ordered to do 120 hours unpaid work.
25-year-old Martin Paul pleaded guilty to a malicious communications offence in relation to the teenager, who died after being swept in to the sea at Cullercoats on the North Tyneside coast on Saturday.
Martin Paul of Burnage Lane, Manchester, appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court and was given a 12 month community order and ordered to pay surcharge of £60 as well as £85 court costs.
Northumbria Police have charged a man in relation to online comments made about teenager Caitlin Ruddy. She died at the weekend after being swept into the sea at Cullercoats.
Martin Paul, who is 25, and from the Burnage Lane area of Manchester, has been charged with a malicious communications offence.
He will appear at Manchester / Salford Magistrates court today.
The grandfather of a 15-year-old girl who was swept out to sea and later died in hospital has said there should be protection put in place to stop it happening again.
Caitlin Ruddy was swept off the North Pier at Cullercoats, North Tyneside, by a large wave on Saturday evening. She was taken by ambulance to Cramlington Hospital in a critical condition and later died after a cardiac arrest.
Her grandfather Thomas Ruddy said it 'might be other children' if protection isn't put in place.