Dead fisherman was Scottish skipper James Reid

The Horizon II FR24 James Reid was the skipper of the Horizon II FR24

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A fishermen who died after becoming trapped between a quay wall and a boat in North Shields on Friday night was the skipper of a Fraserburgh boat.

James Reid, who, skippered the Horizon II FR24, was rescued by Tynemouth RNLI and treated by paramedics but died in hospital.

An RNLI spokesman said he had been in the water for some time.

Dozens of tributes have been paid by fellow fishermen on social networking site Facebook.

Mr Reid had fallen into the water at Royal Quays just before midnight.

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch are investigating the incident.

Adrian Don, spokesman for Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station, 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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