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Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat assists angling boat

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Hartlepool RNLI all-weather lifeboat and volunteer crew were tasked at 1.24pm on Saturday 2 September to assist a 27ft angling boat with two people on board that had suffered mechanical failure approximately five miles off Hartlepool.

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Hartlepool RNLI all weather lifeboat and volunteer crew head out to sea to assist a sea angling boat that had suffered mechanical failure. Pic by Tom Collins/Hartlepool RNLI 2nd September 2017

The all-weather lifeboat launched at 1.38pm and was alongside the casualty vessel at 2.00pm.

The boat was towed to Hartlepool Marina arriving there at 3.15pm.

The all-weather lifeboat then returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station and was refuelled and made ready for service by 3.45pm.

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Hartlepool RNLI all-weather lifeboat and volunteer crew head out to sea to assist a sea angling boat that had suffered mechanical failure. Credit: Tom Collins/Hartlepool RNLI.

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For more information please telephone Tom Collins, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07896 793557

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Hartlepool RNLI all weather lifeboat and volunteer crew head out to sea to assist a sea angling boat that had suffered mechanical failure. Pic by Tom Collins/Hartlepool RNLI 2nd September 2017

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