Up to 12 wind surfers reported in difficulty off Beadnell Harbour
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.
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.
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