Boxing Day swimmers swept into rocks in choppy waters are rescued dripping with blood

Swimming into terror: Bloodied on Boxing Day, lifeboat fundraisers swept on to the rocks RNLI crews rushed to help injured participants, some in fancy dress | UPDATED: 23:49 GMT, 26 December 2012 Jumping into the sea on a chilly Boxing Day was always going to hurt. But these unlucky swimmers found the experience extra painful after they were swept on to rocks. The choppy waters braved in yesterday’s annual dip meant many emerged from the sea dripping with blood

UK weather: Crew member dead on flooded vessel in North Sea while huge waves knock 15 fishermen off their feet on pier in Sunderland

Crew member dead on flooded vessel in North Sea while huge waves knock 15 fishermen off their feet on pier in Sunderland Eleven crewmen winched to safety after Aberdeen Coastguard were alerted to mayday call this morning Huge waves knocked 15 fishermen off their feet on Roker Pier in Sunderland One man in his 60s sustained a broken leg and was winched to safety by helicopter Pensioners evacuated from their homes in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire because of coastal floodingRisk of localised flooding as wet weather set to stay for weekend | UPDATED: 18:46 GMT, 15 December 2012 A crewman has died and 11 others had to be rescued when stormy seas overcame their vessel in the North Sea. The Vos Sailor was damaged and took on water during severe weather overnight. Coastguard launched a rescue mission after a mayday call at 4.30am and 11 crew members were winched to safety.