Two children drifting out to sea helped by Cullercoats Lifeboat crew
Cullercoats Lifeboat crew were paged at 3:16pm this afternoon, (Saturday 30th June), to reports of two children in an inflatable boat floating out to sea.
The lifeboat launched quickly from Cullercoats and headed North towards Whitley Bay. The crew located the children, who were fine, well and happy to keep paddling and planned to escort them back to the shore. After a few minutes of standing alongside the inflatable, the crew brought the children aboard the lifeboat to give them a helping hand back to shore and returned them to their family on the beach. The lifeboat then returned to station and was made ready for service once again.
If you are planning on having a dip in the sea this summer, please swim between the red and yellow flags. Our RNLI lifeguards are on duty between 10am and 6pm to help keep people safe and set up these flags as a 'safe swim zone.' Our lifeboat crew members are all volunteers and are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ready to come to the aid of anyone who needs it. If you get into trouble at the coast, please Call 999 and ask for the Coastguard. Our RNLI Lifesavers are always ready to help.