Newbiggin Lifeboat Launched for unknown floating object

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers from Newbiggin RNLI responded to a call to a search in the Cambois Bay area.

Newbiggin lifeboat returning to station

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin lifeboat at sea
The call came in around 4.00pm today from the UK Coastguard Humber Operations Centre who had received a report of a drifting object near to the beach at Cambois. The report had been made after the item was seen drifting out to sea during a very busy day on the coastline.

Shortly afterwards Newbiggin's Atlantic 85 B class lifeboat Richard Wake Burdon with four volunteer crew on board launched from the beach and headed south to the reported position. Once on scene the lifeboat located the item which was found to be a fishing float.

With no further reports or concerns the lifeboat returned to station.

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For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or [email protected] or Jim Rice Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email jim_r[email protected] or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

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