Newbiggin helps stranded fisherman

Lifeboats News Release

A stranded fisherman on the Newbiggin north breakwater was assisted by the lifeboat today.

The lifeboat conveys the fisherman ashore

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Lifeboat bringing the casualty ashore
Newbiggin's Atlantic 85 lifeboat 'Richard Wake Burdon' with four volunteer crew on board was just returning to station following completion of a training exercise and heading to the beach for recovery. However as they entered the bay a fisherman was seen stranded on the breakwater, and with the rising tide impeding a safe walk to the beach, there was a risk for the fishermen trying to get off the sea defence structure. Thankfully the lifeboat was at hand and recovered the fishermen on board bringing him safely ashore to the beach.

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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 websites.




The lifeboat conveys the fisherman ashore

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin lifeboat brings the casualty ashore

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