Hartlepool RNLI Steetley Pier search
Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew were paged at 3.32pm on Friday 26th May by UK Coastguard to search the Steetley Pier at the Headland, Hartlepool.
The lifeboat and volunteer crew were launched from the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 3.43pm and were on scene at 3.51pm where a search of the wooden structure took place with nothing untoward found.
The inshore lifeboat returned to the lifeboat station at 4pm and was made ready for service by 4.25pm
Photo shows the inshore lifeboat leaving the lifeboat station to search the Steetley Pier.
RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Tom Collins, Hartlepool RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on 07896793557
Key facts about the RNLI
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 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.