A woman has entered the water outside Lloyds Quayside Bar in Newcastle. Police were alerted to the incident at 7.50pm.
Police along with the fire and ambulance service attended the scene where the 24-year-old woman was in the waterwith a life buoy around her.
At 7.55pm, the woman was rescued from the water by the fire service and taken to the RVI by ambulance for treatment where she remains.
Enquiries into the incident are ongoing, including around the High Level Bridge from which the woman is believed to have entered the water.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information to assist is asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 924 29/12/14.