Object in water off Bamburgh creates alert for Seahouses RNLI
At 8.33pm on Thursday last (15 April), the UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses RNLI's inshore lifeboat.
Local Coastguard Teams were mobilised to the scene and the inshore lifeboat was made ready to launch. Seahouses Coastguard quickly located the caller and checked the object reported.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.