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Lifeboat launches to drifting boat

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers from Newbiggin RNLI lifeboat station were called out today following reports of a small cabin boat drifting ashore to the north of here at Lyne Bay.

The lifeboat towing the casualty vessel into the bay

RNLI/Richard Martin / Richard Dixon

Newbiggin Bay
The UK coastguard at Humber had relayed the request for lifeboat assistance during lunchtime Monday and shortly afterwards Newbiggin's Atlantic 85 lifeboat 'Richard Wake Burdon' with three volunteer crew on board was launched from the beach.

The un-named casualty vessel who was out for a fishing trip, had launched from Newbiggin earlier in the day but unfortunately suffered issues whilst out at sea which caused it to drift ashore.

The lifeboat was soon on scene and with the tow secured the casualty vessel and its two crew were brought ashore safely to Newbiggin and into the care of the Newbiggin Coastguard Rescue Team who had assisted throughout the rescue process.

ENDS

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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.


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