Craster RNLI assist small boat drifting across Bay

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew were paged by Humber Coastguard 2:31pm.

RNLI/Matty Bolam

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Craster RNLI responded along with Howick Coastguard Rescue Team to reports of a small white dory drifting across Embleton bay towards Newton Haven dragging a line.

From the first report there was no POB of the dory so the inshore lifeboat (ILB) was asked to attend and investigate, and with discussion with the Coastguards, it was decided that it would be towed into Newton Haven and handed over to Howick Coastguard Rescue Team who were ready to recover the boat above the high water line.

After the okay the lifeboat left the scene at 3:52pm.

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