Man pulled from the sea by Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crew members pulled a man from the sea near to the Tees and Hartlepool Yacht Club this afternoon at 2.19pm.

Hartlepool RNLI Atlantic 85 in action

RNLI/Malcolm Wallis

Hartlepool RNLI Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat 'Solihull'

The UK Coastguard requested the launch of Hartlepool RNLI’s Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat ‘Solihull’ at 2.10 pm today, 28 November 2016, after it was reported that a man in his 70’s was in difficulties in the water near to the Tees and Hartlepool Yacht Club.

Hartlepool RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launched at 2.18 pm and was on scene a minute later. Hartlepool Coastguard Rescue Team where already on scene and had a team member in the water with the gentleman and was trying to get him ashore.

Hartlepool RNLI’s volunteer Helmsman, Garry Waugh, said ‘When we arrived on scene we took over the rescue from Hartlepool Coastguard Rescue Team and pulled the gentleman onto the inshore lifeboat. We then quickly took him to the Yacht Club slipway where 2 of our volunteer crew members jumped into the sea and carried the man to the safety of the Paramedics and the waiting Ambulance.’

Hartlepool RNLI Operations Manager, Mike Craddy said ‘This was another good example of multi agency teamwork helping save lives at sea.’

Notes to editors

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Hartlepool RNLI Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat ‘Solihull ‘

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  • Hartlepool lifeboat station has been operating since 1803. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org/hartlepool

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