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Up to 12 wind surfers reported in difficulty off Beadnell Harbour

Lifeboats News Release

At 5.38pm on Sunday 4 October 2020, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses inshore lifeboat , following a report from a member of the public that initially up to 10 wind surfers were in difficulty off Beadnell Harbour.

Seahouses ILB launching today

Seahouses RNLI/Mr Chaytor Snr

Seahouses ILB launching today
Sea conditions were quite choppy. A further report suggested up to twelve surfers were involved.

The inshore lifeboat was quickly launched, but due to the sea conditions and the number of potential casualties, it was decided to also launch the all-weather lifeboat.

The inshore lifeboat was making best speed to Beadnell and the all-weather lifeboat was about to enter the water, when the Coastguard reported that all persons were safely ashore, and the lifeboats were cancelled.

Local Coastguard Rescue Teams from Seahouses and Howick were on the scene, and able to confirm that all were safe.

Seahouses RNLI always advise that if anyone sees that somebody may be in difficulty at sea, to dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard without delay.

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For more information please contact Ian Clayton, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer: [email protected]
Seahouses ILB leaving the harbour on today's shout

Seahouses RNLI/Mr Chaytor Snr

Seahouses ILB leaving the harbour on today's shout

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