Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI respond to call about a dingy
Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI responded to a call from the UK Coastguard, who had received a call from a member of the public, on Sunday 1 August 2021 at 7.31pm.
The member of the public called because they were concerned that there was a dingy which looked to have drifted a mile out to sea East of Spittal Point, past Berwick Pier and that the two people in it, looked to be clinging onto a pot marker.
On hearing the pagers Berwick-upon-Tweed lifeboat crew made haste to the station, although there was plenty crew for both lifeboats, HM Coastguard asked the assistance of the inshore lifeboat.
The D-Class Charles and Vi Hogbin inshore lifeboat was launched and reached the dingy in minutes.
On arrival, both people on board were alright and were fishing and well equipped, so required no assistance.
However the crew, Helmsman Michael Percy, along with Amy Farraghar and Robbie Skelly, whilst having a chat with the people in the dingy, gave them some health and safety advise about how they should take extra care when they were to return to the river.
Although conditions were of a moderate sea with wind northerly force two, there was a swell building on the bar and the RNLI crew advised that they should be on the look out for it rising to make a safe return.
The crew returned back to the lifeboat station, where HM Coastguard were in attendance. The call was logged as a call with good intent.
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