Amble RNLI called to help injured person on yacht

Lifeboats News Release

Amble RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Elizabeth and Leonard launched at 8pm on Monday evening (16 October) to help a person on board a 25ft yacht who had suffered injuries to his hand. The volunteer crew launched the charity’s lifeboat in a south-westerly gale and two metre swell.

The yacht was located by radar four miles north east of Amble and two RNLI lifeboat crewmen were transferred onto the vessel. Once aboard, they treated a man who had sustained an injury to his hand.

The casualty vessel was then placed under tow at 8.55pm for Amble where she was berthed in Amble Marina at 10.45pm.

Amble RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was back at station at 10.50pm.

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