Newbiggin Launch to Drifting Jet Ski

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers from Newbiggin Lifeboat launched tonight following reports of a drifting jet ski.

One of the images from tonight showing the latter part of the rescue.

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Lifeboat bringing the casualty ashore
The call came in shortly after 8.00pm from UK Humber Coastguard after they had received the report of the ski broken down and drifting at the north end of Newbiggin Bay.

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.

ENDS

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For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or richard_martin2@rnli.org.uk or Nicola Quinn Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email nicola_quinn@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

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


One of the images from tonight showing the latter part of the rescue.

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Lifeboat bringing the casualty ashore
One of the images from tonight showing the latter part of the rescue.

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Lifeboat bringing the casualty ashore
Newbiggin Coastguard Team assit with the recovery of the casualty as well as offering safety advice.

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Lifeboat bringing the casualty ashore

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