Blyth RNLI search for capsized dinghy off Lynemouth

Lifeboats News Release

Blyth RNLI Atlantic 85 was diverted from an exercise to reports of a capsized dinghy a mile off Lynemouth.

A passing yacht had found the dinghy floating and reported it to UK Coastguard. Arriving on scene and locating the dinghy, the volunteer crew were updated that the dinghy had floated out from Newbiggin Bay and that no persons were in the water. A safety boat from the sailing club came out to tow the dinghy back to shore. The Atlantic 85 escorted them back to safer waters and then stood down.

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Volunteer crew on Blyth RNLI Atlantic 85 locate capsized dinghy off of Lynemouth

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