The skipper of the Tres Hombres had to ask for help to be towed into the river Tyne after the ship's motor launch broke down, leaving one of the world's only engineless cargo ships stranded
The woman was rescued from the water by Tynemouth RNLI and the South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade but but later died.
Humber Coastguard requested the launch of a Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat after receiving a report of a drunk man swimming off the Fish Quay Sands.
Tynemouth RNLI were called at around 10am on Sunday 5 September when a man, believed to be in his mid 30s, fell into the River Tyne. A friend heard the unnamed man’s call for help and alerted the Humber Coastguard which then requested the RNLI’s inshore lifeboat. The Tynemouth Volunteer…
Volunteer RNLI crews spent 19 hours at sea on Tuesday as they rescued the stricken vessel
The lifeboats launched at 3.30pm, with Tynemouth RNLI reaching Faith first and quickly evacuating the anglers. Tynemouth then put three crew aboard faith with a salvage pump.