Report of paddle boarder in difficulty at Beadnell sparks major search

Lifeboats News Release

Seahouses lifeboat was called to search for a paddle boarder, reported in difficulty in Beadnell Bay on Saturday 25 September at 4.29pm.

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat launching

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Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat launching
UK Coastguard received a report of a paddle boarder in difficulty in Beadnell Bay, possibly being carried out by the tide.

Seahouses inshore lifeboat was launched and began a search of the area, to be later joined by Amble all-weather lifeboat, local Coastguard Teams from Amble, Howick and Seahouses, and the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter from Prestwick.

After an extensive search for over three hours, nothing was found, and there were no reports of anyone missing by that time, so all resources were eventually stood down and returned to station.

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Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat on service

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Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat on service
Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 199 from Prestwick

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Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 199 from Prestwick

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