Both Hartlepool RNLI lifeboats launched to Mayday call
Hartlepool RNLI inshore and all-weather lifeboats with volunteer crews were launched at 8.45am on Sunday 8 October by Humber Coastguard to reports of a Mayday call in the Seaham area.
Humber Coastguard later stood down both lifeboats at 9.10am
The all-weather lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 9.20am whilst the inshore lifeboat stayed at sea to carry out a scheduled exercise.
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Hartlepool RNLI all-weather lifeboat and volunteer crew pictured launching on Sunday morning to the Mayday call. Picture credit: Tom Collins/ Hartlepool RNLI
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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.