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Blyth RNLI launched to kayaker in need of assistance off of Cambois

Lifeboats News Release

On Wednesday 24 May at 7.08pm the volunteer crew at Blyth RNLI were paged to go to the aid of a kayaker off of Cambois.

Both the inshore lifeboats were launched at 7:17pm, and at the request of UK Coastguard, were required to go to the aid of a kayaker that had been seen to require assistance off Cambois.

The inshore lifeboats proceeded up the River Blyth and at the entrance to the Port of Blyth were informed by UK Coastguard that the kayaker had safely made their way to shore and that the volunteer crew were able to stand down and return to station.

The lifeboats headed back to the RNLI Lifeboat Station at Blyth where both boats were made ready for service at 7.40pm

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Contact: Robin Palmer RNLI Blyth Crew Member and Lifeboat Press Officer Mobile Number 07801 290638

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