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Sunday call out for Hartlepool RNLI volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteers were paged at 5.05pm on Sunday 19th July by Humber Coastguard to assist a 25ft pleasure craft with one person on board that had suffered mechanical failure approximately 1 mile off Redcar.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat pictured at sea. (file pic)
The inshore lifeboat ‘Solihull’ and lifeboat crew launched at 5.15pm and were alongside the casualty vessel at 5.45pm which was then towed to Kafiga Landings at the Headland, Hartlepool.
The inshore lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 6.45pm and was refuelled and made ready for service again at 7.15pm
Sea state was slight with a north westerly wind.

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