Hartlepool RNLI volunteers tow dinghy to safety

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteers were paged at 9.11pm on Sunday 29 July by Humber Coastguard to assist a two metre dinghy with three people on board that had suffered mechanical failure off Seaton Carew, Hartlepool.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartepool RNLI inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew members(file pic)

The inshore lifeboat launched at 9.21pm and was alongside the casualty vessel at 9.23pm.

It was then towed to Hartlepool Yacht Club slipway where it was taken ashore.

The inshore lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station and was refuelled and made ready for service by 10.00pm

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