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Seahouses lifeboat called to child paddle boarders in difficulty at Beadnell Bay

Lifeboats News Release

At 12:20pm on Wednesday 13 July 2022, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses inshore lifeboat, to go to the assistance of two child paddle boarders, reported in difficulty at Beadnell Bay.

Seahouses ILB on service

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses ILB on service
Local Coastguard Officers were also sent to the scene from Seahouses and Howick. On their arrival, they established that the children had come ashore safely. The inshore lifeboat was then cancelled and returned to station.

Seahouses volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Ian Clayton added: 'In this warm weather, it is tempting to enter the water on paddle boards and similar craft. We cannot stress too strongly how strong coastal currents can carry such craft away quite quickly, preventing a safe return to the shore. If anyone sees people in possible difficulty in the water, please call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.'

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

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