Hartlepool RNLI called out to assist emergency services

Lifeboats News Release

Humber Coastguard requested Hartlepool RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew to assist a person on Steetley pier.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool Rnli inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew on their way to the incident at the Steetley pier.
The volunteer crew members were paged on Saturday 19 May at 6.39am and launched at 6.52am and were on scene a short time later where the inshore lifeboat stood by as emergency services dealt with the situation.

The person was brought down from the pier by the emergency services at approximately 8.30am.

The inshore lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station and was made ready for service by 9.00am.

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