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A fisherman died in hospital after he was seriously injured at a marina on the River Tyne.

He had fallen and become trapped between the quay wall and a fishing vessel at Royal Quays, North Shields, just before midnight.

An RNLI lifeboat crew recovered him from the water and he was treated at the scene by paramedics.

He has not yet been named, but is thought to be the skipper of a trawler from the port of Fraserburgh.

'Incident inquiry'

Northumbria Police said in a statement: "At 1am this morning police were informed that a man had fallen from a boat into the River Tyne.

"He was taken to hospital where he subsequently died.

"The Maritime Investigation Board will be carrying out an inquiry into the incident."

Adrian Don, spokesman for Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station, said the victim had been in the water for "some time" when he was rescued.

He said: "Once on the scene, a volunteer RNLI crew member swam between the dock wall and the trawler where the man was trapped and got him closer to the lifeboat into which he was recovered.

"He was then passed into the care of paramedics who took him to hospital."

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