Newbiggin Launch to Drifting Jet Ski
Volunteers from Newbiggin Lifeboat launched tonight following reports of a drifting jet ski.
Shortly afterwards Newbiggin's Atlantic 85 lifeboat 'Richard Wake Burdon' was launched from the beach and quickly located the casualty near to the north breakwater. The ski had indeed broken down outside the breakwater and was drifting in the light offshore wind. The casualty was safely transferred onto the lifeboat and along with the ski secured a passage to the shore was made.
Once ashore the Newbiggin Coastguard Rescue Team assisted with recovery as well as offering safety advice.
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If you would like to find out more about Newbiggin lifeboat station, its volunteers and its heritage then take a look at the local website
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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 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.