Newbiggin lifeboat rescues person in the water

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 12 September, Newbiggin RNLI rescued one person from the water who was unable to reach the shore.

The lifeboat edges forward to rescue the casualty

RNLI/Ernie Rowe Cresswell

Lifeboat approaches the casualty

The call came in around 12.50pm from the UK Coastguard Humber Operations Centre who had received a report of a person in the water off Cresswell with a fresh offshore wind blowing.

Shortly afterwards Newbiggin's Atlantic 85 B class lifeboat Richard Wake Burdon with four volunteer crew on board launched from the beach and headed north to the casualty position. Once on scene the lifeboat navigated past shallow rocks to rescue the paddle boarder who had been unable to get back out of the sea. The casualty was checked over but with no immediate first aid needed they were taken for a short passage back onto the beach.

Throughout the incident a team from Newbiggin Coastguard provided coordination from the shore and they received the casualty on the beach where safety advice was given.

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

Alongside the casualty and recovery from the sea

RNLI/Ernie Rowe Cresswell

Lifeboat carefully approaches the casualty
The casualty is checked over on the lifeboat

RNLI/Ernie Rowe Cresswell

Casualty rescued
Location of the incident today

RNLI/Richard Martin

Cresswell Beach

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