Newbiggin lifeboat launches to drifting inflatable

Lifeboats News Release

Newbiggin lifeboat was launched today following reports of persons getting blown out to sea.

Location of the incident at Cresswell

RNLI/Richard Martin

Cresswell beach and rocks
Newbiggin lifeboat station was contacted early afternoon by UK Coastguard's Humber Operation Centre requesting the immediate launch of the lifeboat to a report of two persons in difficulty in the sea off Cresswell. Newbiggin's Atlantic 85 B class lifeboat 'Richard Wake Burdon' was quickly launched with four volunteer crew on board and headed north.

Newbiggin's Coastguard Rescue Team also were requested to attend to the incident.

Shortly after launching further information was received to say that the persons were safely ashore and the incident was closed.


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For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or [email protected] or Nicola Quinn Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email [email protected] or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

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The lifeboat on an earlier training exercise

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin lifeboat

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