Newcastle RNLI aids two people on leisure craft with engine difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

Newcastle RNLI launched this afternoon (Sunday 8 May) at 4:30pm to assist an adult and child safely back to shore just off Newcastle Harbour.

Three Newcastle RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew launched the inshore lifeboat to assist a leisure craft which experienced engine failure. Once on scene the crew established a tow and proceeded to Newcastle Harbour.

Newcastle RNLI Helm Niall McMurray said ‘We’re always happy to help where we can and thankfully conditions were calm with no one injured.’


Notes to editors
• Newcastle RNLI volunteers launching the Inshore Lifeboat
• Newcastle RNLI towing the leisure craft

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