Person reported in the water diverts Blyth RNLI from exercise

Lifeboats News Release

On Tuesday 14 September at 7.30pm the volunteer crew were out on exercise off of Seaton Sluice and were tasked to reports of a person in the water off of St Mary's Island.

The D Class inshore lifeboat proceeded to St Mary's Island where they were met by Cullercoats RNLI Atlantic 85 who had also been tasked to the incident.

It had been established that a group of divers had entered the water at St Mary's Island and after a search was conducted and it was confirmed that everyone had been accounted for both lifeboats were stood down.

Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade had also been on scene to assist with the search.

The three volunteer crew from Blyth RNLI were then able to continue with their training exercise

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Blyth RNLI D Class with Cullercoats Atlantic 85

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