Blyth RNLI volunteer crew respond to reports of person in the water

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer crew from Blyth RNLI were paged on Saturday 5 December at just after 3pm to launch the Station's Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat

RNLI/Robin Palmer

Blyth RNLI Atlantic 75 on scene off of St Mary's Island

The 3 volunteer crew members were tasked by UK Coastguard to reports of a person washed off the rocks at St Mary's Island.

After arriving on scene the crew were informed that the person had managed to recover themselves back to shore so were informed they could stand down and return back to the lifeboat station.

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