Newbiggin alerted to persons cut off by the tide

Lifeboats News Release

UK Coastguard's Humber Operations alerted Newbiggin RNLI's Atlantic 85 lifeboat 'Richard Wake Burdon' to a report of persons cut off by the tide.

View of the rocky area with the tide flowing in

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin's needles eye
The call came in shortly after 3.00pm today when two shore anglers were seen on the rocks at Needles Eye to the south end of Newbiggin bay as the tide was rising .

The volunteer lifeboat crew had quickly assembled but during the launch preparations the alert was cancelled as the two anglers had made their way safely ashore assisted by some nearby kayaks.

In the meantime the Newbiggin coast rescue team attended the scene to ensure everything was safely resolved.

With no other assistance required all units were stood down.


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The kayaks in the bay after giving assistance

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin bay
The Newbiggin coast rescue unit at the beach

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin bay

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