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

Lifeboats News Release

On Friday evening UK Coastguard paged Blyth RNLI volunteers at 8.18pm to reports of a person in the water.

RNLI/Ron Dobson

Stock image of Blyth RNLI D Class lifeboat
The D Class inshore lifeboat was launched and proceeded to the Blyth Bay area,

Upon arriving on scene the volunteer crew were updated by UK Coastguard that the casualty was out of the water and in the care of the North East Ambulance Service and no further assistance was required.

The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station and made ready for service

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