Call to sinking vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers from Newbiggin RNLI lifeboat station received a call around 10.30am today from UK Coastguard at the Humber Operations Centre reporting a small boat and two persons in difficulty at the Sandy Bay caravan park area.

A series of photographs from today's call out

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin's launch to sinking boat

Newbiggin's Atlantic 85 B class lifeboat 'Richard Wake Burdon' was launched from the beach and arrived in the search area a few minutes later. Newbiggin Coastguard Rescue Team were also tasked to the incident. Once on scene, two persons were observed in the water at the north end of Sandy Bay along with a partially submerged vessel.
The volunteer crew quickly recovered the two persons from the sea and checked them over for any adverse affects due to their time in the water. Assistance was given by the Coastguard team during the incident.

With everyone safely accounted for the lifeboat secured the casualty vessel and brought it north to Newbiggin Bay.

The lifeboat, casualties and casualty vessel arrived safely back into Newbiggin Bay where the casualties were handed into the care of the Coastguard.

ENDS

RNLI media contacts
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


A series of photographs from today's call out

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin's launch to sinking boat
A series of photographs from today's call out

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin's launch to sinking boat
A series of photographs from today's call out

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin's launch to sinking boat

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