Blyth RNLI respond to reports of a person in the water in Blyth Bay

Lifeboats News Release

At 5.03pm on Wednesday 2 June volunteer crew members from Blyth RNLI responded to reports of a person in the water in the Blyth Bay area

Shortly afterwards the station's D Class inshore lifeboat was launched with 3 volunteer crew onboard which made it's way to Blyth Bay.

Having made contact with the agencies who were on the beach the volunteer searched the shoreline.

After conducting an extensive search in the identified area and with all parties involved satisfied that there was no person in need of assistance the volunteer crew were stood down and returned to the lifeboat station at 5.53pm.

The lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service.

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

RNLI/Robin Palmer

D Class inshore lifeboat on Blyth Beach with agencies involved dealing with a report of a person in the water off of Blyth Bay

RNLI/Robin Palmer

Searching in for a reported person in the water off of Blyth Bay

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