Anglers Brought To Safety By Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat
THREE anglers were brought to safety by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat on Wednesday after they requested assistance.
One of the three occupants on board the small motorboat made a radio for help at 11:35 after what is believed to have been a dispute between the men.
UK Coastguard requested the launch of the all weather lifeboat which sped the few hundred yards east of the lifeboat station to the boat. The crew of the Port of Tyne pilot launch Collingwood had also responded and were next to the vessel. The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade were also tasked to assist on shore.
After ensuring there was no-one in immediate danger the occupants of the boat were brought onto the lifeboat, and with their boat under tow, taken to the pilot jetty on North Shields Western Quay. Once police officers had arrived, the anglers were put ashore for them to deal with whatever had transpired and the lifeboat returned to station.
For more information: Please contact Adrian Don, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07834 731833 or at Adrian_Don@rnli.org.uk
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.