Seahouses lifeboat tows in broken down inflatable boat
At 1:42pm on Thursday 4 July 2019, an inflatable boat with one person on board, suffered engine failure over a mile off Newton point, and called for assistance.
Seahouses inshore lifeboat was launched, and quickly located the casualty. The boat was taken in tow back to Beadnell Bay launch site. Two yachts had also responded to the request for assistance, and stood by the boat, till arrival of the lifeboat.
The lifeboat returned to station at 2:38pm that day.
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