Blyth RNLI respond to report of a paddle boarder requiring assistance

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew were paged on Sunday 21 February at 11.57am to come to the aid of a paddle boarder off of Seaton Sluice.

Launching the Station's Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat, the three volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard to reports of a paddle boarder requiring assistance off of Seaton Sluice.

After heading South for a short period of time the volunteer crew located the casualty who informed them that they were fine and required no assistance.

Having then checked with other paddle boarders within the vicinity and confirming with UK Coastguard that they had spoken to the correct paddle boarder, the volunteer crew were advised that they could stand down and return to the lifeboat station.

The inshore lifeboat was refuelled and made read for service shortly before 1pm.

Blyth Coastguard were also in attendance

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For more information please telephone Robin Palmer, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07801 290638 or robin_palmer@rnli.org.uk or Clare Hopps, Regional Media Officer (North and East) on 07824 518641 clare_hopps@rnli.org.uk or the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

RNLI/Robin Palmer

Volunteer crew located paddle boarder off of Seaton Sluice

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