Early morning request for Blyth RNLI to provide assistance
The volunteer crew were woken by their pagers at 3.17am on Sunday 29th July.
The volunteer crew launched the D Class inshore lifeboat Alan & Amy at 3.23am and stood by on the River Blyth to react if required.
The Blyth Coastguard team who were also in attendance advised at 3.47am that the person was in the care of Northumbria Police and the inshore lifeboat was able to be stood down.
At 3.50 the lifeboat had returned to Station and was made ready for service.
RNLI Media Contact
Robin Palmer Volunteer Crew Member and Lifeboat Press Officer
mobile 07801 290638
Key facts about the RNLI
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.