Blyth RNLI respond to request to assist an inflatable dinghy
Volunteer crew from Blyth RNLI were requested to assist an inflatable dinghy in Cambois Bay
On Monday 26 August at 2.54pm UK Coastguard paged the volunteer crew at Blyth RNLI due to reports that children were in an inflatable dinghy off of Cambois Bay.
The 3 volunteer crew on board the station's Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat launched shortly afterwards and proceeded out of the Port of Blyth and headed North.
Upon reaching Cambois Bay the volunteer crew quickly found the inflatable dinghy and found that the two occupants were fine and were fishing.
The occupants were given safety advice by the volunteer crew and UK Coastguard were advised of their intentions.
Blyth Coastguard Rescue Team had made contact with the first informant who was on the shore and they confirmed that it was the dinghy they were concerned about.
UK Coastguard upon receiving this information were happy for the inshore lifeboat to stand down and return to station.
Barry Pearson, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Blyth RNLI said: 'Our volunteer crew quickly located the inflatable dinghy and ensured that the occupants were safe and well. Safety advice is available from the RNLI and we would recommend that the public are familiar with this before heading out onto the water.'
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