Man seriously hurt in North Sea ship fall
A man was seriously injured when he fell on board a ship in the North Sea.
North East Ambulance Service paramedics were taken by RNLI lifeboat to the Brasschaat, which was anchored more than a mile off Tynemouth.
No information has been released on the condition of the man, who is believed to have fallen from a height at about 14:30 BST.
A number of crew members were later brought to shore by a coastguard helicopter.
The Brasschaat is one of three vessels which have been moored off Tynemouth since July after the company owning them went bust.