Westerly winds make it a busy couple days for Craster RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 18 August at 11:48am the volunteer crew were paged by Humber Coastguard along with Howick Coastguard Rescue Team.

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Lifeboat in action

Reports were coming through that two children were being blown offshore in an inflatable kayak at Howdemont sands at Longhoughton.

Whilst the crew were launching, more information came through that the father of the children had entered the water on a body board to assist, so the crew made best speed possible to the scene. On arrival, the crew quickly located the casualties ¼ miles off shore.

They were recovered aboard the lifeboat and returned to shore to waiting Coastguards where safety advice was given. With everyone safe and well the lifeboat and crew were stood down to return to station at 12.45pm

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Matty Bolam, Volunteer Press Officer, Matty_bolam@rnli.org.uk Tel: 07736314401

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And away they go

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