- Updates on Tuesday 30 August 2016
We've been bringing you updates this afternoon about a major search off the Sunderland coast after a 17-year-old boy went missing from a dinghy.
Two 17-year-old boys were seen in the water at the mouth of the River Wear near to the Old Pier at Sunderland Yacht Club.
Northumbria Police said they thought they had been in a dinghy when they got out to swim in the water and got into difficulty.
One of the boys was rescued, along with two 17-year-old females who were also in the dinghy.
Later this afternoon, a patient was taken to hospital but there are no details on their condition.Copyright: BBC
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A patient has been taken to the RVI in Newcastle following this afternoon's search for a 17-year-old boy who went missing.
The police helicopter has now left Roker where the rescue operation to find the 17 year old missing at sea is over. There is no word on the patient's condition
A patient has been taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle after being pulled out of the water at Roker Beach, Sunderland.
This follows a major search operation this afternoon for a 17-year-old boy who was missing in the sea.
Emergency services were called at about 15:20 to the Old Pier area.
Three other teenagers have already been rescued.
A patient is being taken to hospital after being pulled from the water off the Sunderland coast, the North East Ambulance Service says
It follows a search for a 17-year-old boy who went missing from a dinghy.
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BBC Look North reporter Peter Harris has sent this video of rescuers searching the water after a 17-year-old boy went missing this afternoon.
The search continues for a missing teenager who got into difficulty while swimming near Sunderland Yacht Club this afternoon.
Rescue teams are in the water and helicopters are flying above the sea, as members of the public watch the operation.Copyright: BBC
BBC Newcastle reporter Martin Emmerson sent this video of the scene in Sunderland this afternoon as a search for a 17-year-old boy who has gone missing from a dinghy continues.
The RNLI say they have two lifeboats out - seven volunteers in total - searching for a 17 year old missing off the Sunderland coast.
A lifeguard sea scooter has also been deployed, along with a coastguard helicopter and police helicopter.
Northumbria Police said they believed two 17-year-old males had got out of a dinghy to swim when they got into difficulty at the mouth of the River Wear near to the Old Pier at Sunderland Yacht Club this afternoon.
One of them and two 17-year-old girls who were also in the dinghy were rescued and a search is under way for the missing teenager.
Two rapid response teams from the North East Air Ambulance Service are among the emergency services teams helping search for a missing teeanger off the Northumberland coast.
Emergency services were called shortly before 15:30 after a 17 year old went missing from a dinghy. Three other teenagers were rescued.
Helicopters are also helping with the search.
Two 17-year-olds were seen in the water near to the Old Pier at Sunderland Yacht Club at 15:22.
It is thought they had been in a dinghy when they got out to swim in the water and got into difficulty, Northumbria Police said.
One of the males was rescued, along with two 17-year-old females who were also in the dinghy.
A search operation has been launched for the missing teenager.Copyright: BBC
A search is under way off the Sunderland coast for a 17 year old missing after he went swimming from a dinghy.
Another 17 year old and two 17-year-old women who were also in the dinghy at the mouth of the River Wear were rescued.
An overturned lorry near the Moor Farm roundabout in Northumberland is causing road closures and delays.
Rescue services are at the scene and tweeted this photo.
A man indecently exposed himself to a woman at a bus stop in Stockton.
The incident took place at about 16:40 on 25 August at a bus stop on University Boulevard.
The man is described as white, slim build, with a grey beard and grey, unkempt hair.Copyright: Google
Cleveland Police arrested more than 300 people for illegally entering the country during a three year period, according to figures obtained by BBC News.
Nationally, more than 27,000 people were arrested for illegally entering Britain between 2013 and 2016.
Of those arrests, 319 were made by officers at Cleveland Police, which has seen a 40% rise in arrests during that same period.
Figures supplied by Durham police show the force made no arrests during the same time.
BBC Travel says the A189 in Cramlington is closed and there is queuing traffic northbound between Moor Farm Roundabout and the B1326 junction, because of an overturned lorry.
There is a diversion in operation - using the B1505. There is congestion on the A1056 Killingworth Way to the A19 junction and on A19 Dudley Lane to the B1319 Dudley Lane junction.
Sunderland winger Jeremain Lens has joined Turkish side Fenerbahce on a season-long loan.
The Dutchman joined Sunderland from Dynamo Kiev for £8m just over 12 months ago, but made only 14 Premier League starts for the club.Copyright: Getty Images
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A man arrested after an incident in which 100 people were evacuated from their homes in South Shields on Friday will make another court appearance next month. Wayne Allen, 38, has been charged with a number of assaults and possessing a prohibited weapon. He's due before Newcastle Crown Court on 26 September. He has been remanded in custody.
The A19 in Dudley, Northumberland, is partially blocked and there's very slow traffic northbound at the Moor Farm Roundabout, because of an overturned lorry and a shed load of logs.