Fisherman dies after fall at marina

A fisherman has died after a fall at a marina on the River Tyne.

The skipper, who has not been named, became trapped between the wall and a fishing vessel at Royal Quays in North Shields on Friday night.

According to the BBC, RNLI lifeboats recovered him from the water and he was treated by paramedics at the scene but later died in hospital.

Northumbria Police confirmed the "Maritime Investigation Board will be carrying out an inquiry into the incident."

Speaking to the BBC, Adrian Don, of the RNLI, said he had been in the water for "some time".

"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."

Meanwhile, near South Shields this week, two fishermen found a man's body in the River Tyne.

The Hartlepool Mail reports that the man had severe internal injuries and a shallow stab wound in his chest.

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