Tyne Tees Water Safety

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Public in the North East urged to stay safe near water over Bank Holiday weekend

Anyone planning on visiting the beach or riverside is being urged to take extra care.

Body found in River Tees thought to be 15-year-old boy

A multi-agency search operation was launched shortly after 5pm on Monday following reports a teenager had gone into the river and got into difficulty. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Man rescued from stranded, sinking boat off Tynemouth

The lone sailor of a 5.5m rigid inflatable boat was rescued by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat on Sunday morning after the vessel's engine failed, leaving him at the mercy of strong winds that were pushing him out to sea.