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Missing tender recovered to rightful owner by Blyth RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 2nd July at 1:44pm HM Coastguard requested that Blyth RNLI Lifeboat were required to assist a person stuck on a fishing boat on the River Blyth.

Responding to their pagers, three of the volunteer crew launched the station's D class lifeboat and headed north up the River Blyth to the area around Blyth Boating Association.

The stricken owner of the Raznaz was reached in good time and it was found that the issue he had was that his tender (a small boat to take him ashore) had come untied from his boat and drifted off leaving him stranded.
Volunteer Crewman Lee Pegg said 'We located the tender from the West Staithes on the River Blyth and returned it to the Raznaz. The owner was very appreciative of our help and asssitance.'
The gentleman was then transferred back to the Boating Associtation by the RNLI Crew and was handed over to the local HM Coastguard who were waiting.
The lifeboat then returned to the station and made ready for service.

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