Westerly winds make it a busy couple days for Craster RNLI
On Saturday 18 August at 11:48am the volunteer crew were paged by Humber Coastguard along with Howick Coastguard Rescue Team.
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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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, in a normal year, 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.