Two people in dinghy assisted by Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI volunteer crew members were paged by Humber Coastguard at 4.18pm on Friday 4th October 2019 to assist two persons in a 10ft dinghy that had suffered mechanical failure near the Fish Sands on the Headland, Hartlepool.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crew pictured opposite the dinghy that had suffered mechanical failure.

The inshore lifeboat ‘Solihull’ and volunteer crewmembers launched at 4.28pm and were alongside the casualty vessel a short time later where they assisted with the recovery of the boat onto the Fish Sands where it was then loaded onto a trailer and towed away by its owners.

The inshore lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 4.55pm and was refuelled and made ready for service by 5.15pm

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