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Hartlepool RNLI search for kayakers.

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool Rnli volunteers were paged at 5.55pm following 999 calls from members of the public to Humber Coastguard that three kayakers appeared to be in difficulty off the Newburn Bridge area of Seaton Carew.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew pictured during the search off Seaton Carew on Wednesday evening.
The inshore lifeboat launched at 6.09pm and commenced a search along the sea front but in the meantime it was discovered that the kayakers had managed to safely reach the yacht club slipway near Hartlepool Marina.
The lifeboat was stood down at 6.20pm and returned to the lifeboat station where it was refuelled and made ready for service by 6.50pm.

For more information please contact RNLI Volunteer Press Officer, Tom Collins on: 07896 793557


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