Cullercoats Lifeboat rescues small coble with engine failure
This afternoon, (Sunday 9th September), Cullercoats Lifeboat crew were requested to launch at 3:21pm to the aid of a coble off Whitley Bay.
The coble, which had four persons on board, had been out fishing since 8:30am. All four persons were wearing lifejackets and had requested the assistance of the lifeboat when they suffered engine failure. Cullercoats Lifeboat crew launched and located the casualty, before establishing a tow and bringing the vessel safely back to Cullercoats. Once the rescue was complete, the lifeboat returned to station and was rehoused and made ready for service once again.
Written by Anna Heslop, Cullercoats Lifeboat Crew Member and Press Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Key facts about the RNLI
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, in a normal year, 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.