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Blyth RNLI respond to reports of 3 persons in the water requiring assistance

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer crew responded to their pagers on 2 August at 12.10pm to reports of persons in the water requiring assistance off of Cambois.

Blyth RNLI launched their Atlantic 85 with three volunteer crew onboard to search for reports of persons in the water requiring assistance off of Cambois.

Heading north from the Port of Blyth and arriving on scene a short while after, a search was conducted and the casualties were quickly located.

All three casualties were recovered from the water and assessed and no casualty care was required.

The Atlantic 85 made its was back to Blyth Lifeboat Station where they were met by one of the casualty's Grandparents.

The Atlantic 85 and volunteer crew were then stood down and the boat made ready for the next service.

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For more information please telephone Robin Palmer, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07801 290638 or [email protected] or Clare Hopps, Regional Media Officer (North and East) on 07824 518641 [email protected] or the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

RNLI/Robin Palmer

Volunteer crew on the Atlantic 85 searching for persons in the water off of Cambois

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