Newbiggin Lifeboat Launched for search operation

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers from Newbiggin RNLI responded to a call to assist in a sea search in the Newbiggin Bay area.

Stock image from files

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin lifeboat at sea
The volunteer team were called out just before midnight to assist with a search involving coastguard teams from Newbiggin and Blyth as well as officers from Northumbria Police.

The deployment of the search resources had to follow the strict guidelines of the current virus control measures during the whole duration of the incident. With the search completed the lifeboat returned to station in the early hours.


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For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or or Jim Rice Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email 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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