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Seahouses lifeboat called to assist two young female paddle boarders

Lifeboats News Release

At 3:46pm on Monday 11 July 2022, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses inshore lifeboat, to assist two young females in difficulty on a paddle board, just north of Seahouses harbour.

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat on service

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat on service
They had been waving for assistance and reported by a member of the public. The girls had also called the police by mobile phone.

The inshore lifeboat was quickly launched and was alongside the girls’ paddle board within a few minutes of launching. The girls and their paddle board were taken aboard the lifeboat and landed safely on Seahouses beach and handed into the care of the local Coastguard Rescue Team. The lifeboat then returned to station.

Seahouses RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Ian Clayton added:
'Calling the Coastguard using 999 is critical if someone is seen in difficulty in the water. Help was able to reach these girls quickly on this occasion before the situation became more urgent. Strong tidal currents flow around this coastline and can soon carry a paddle board far from the shore.'

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For more information, please contact Ian Clayton, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer: [email protected]

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