Blyth RNLI paged to assist a kite surfer in Blyth Bay

Lifeboats News Release

On Monday 30 August at 2.18pm Blyth RNLI volunteer crew responded to their pagers.

The volunteer crew were responding to reports that a kite surfer required assistance in Blyth Bay.
The Atlantic 85 was launched with four volunteer crew on board and made their way to the area.
After quickly locating the kite surfer at the southerly end of the Bay, the volunteer crew pulled the casualty from the water.
In discussion and assessing the sea conditions it was decided to take the kite surfer back to the lifeboat station where they were met by the local coastguard unit.
Helm Jordan Holmes said;'We were requested to assist a kite surfer in Blyth Bay who we quickly spotted at the southern end of the bay. The kite surfer hadn't suffered any injuries and we able to recover them from the water and then proceeded back to the lifeboat station. A good team effort from the volunteer crew.'

For safety information regarding kite surfing please visit the RNLI website

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RNLI/Robin Palmer

Blyth RNLI assisting a kite surfer in Blyth Bay

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