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Double call out for Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew were tasked by Humber Coastguard at 4.36pm on Thursday 5 October to assist a male with a personal watercraft at Seaton Carew that had suffered mechanical failure and later stood by to assist the owners of 15ft pleasure boat place their vessel.

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Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat pictured towing the personal water craft.

The inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew launched at 4.50pm and were alongside the personal watercraft and its owner at 4.58pm.

The casualty and its owner were towed back to the old Hartlepool Marina slipway arriving there a short time later.

On returning to the Ferry Road lifeboat station the lifeboat crew noticed that the owners of a 15ft pleasure boat were struggling to place the boat from the sea at Middleton onto its trailer.

The lifeboat stood by to offer assistance but despite the difficult sea conditions the owners of the pleasure boat eventually placed the boat onto its trailer.

The inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew then returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 6.35pm

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Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat pictured towing the personal water craft. Credit: Tom Collins/Hartlepool RNLI.

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