Hartlepool RNLI provide safety cover for cliff rescue

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat crew were tasked at 5.20pm to provide safety cover below cliffs at Blackhall Rocks.

The inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew provided safety cover whist a cliff rescue by local Coastguard teams took place.

The inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew were stood down at approximately 6.30pm and returned to Hartlepool lifeboat station where the boat was refuelled and made ready for service by 7.00pm.

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