Amble all-weather lifeboat assists a broken down boat
A request from Humber Coastguard for lifeboat assistance on Tuesday evening at 7.00pm resulted in Amble all-weather lifeboat launching.
With light south easterly winds, good visibility and slight swell Elizabeth and Leonard contacted the 5
five metre boat with 3 people on board which was broken down ½ a mile east of Bondicar Point.
The casualty was towed into Hadston beach where she was beached.
The lifeboat returned to Amble station at 8.00 pm where she was readied for service.
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