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Blyth RNLI launched to reports of multiple persons in the water

Lifeboats News Release

On Monday 4th July both Blyth RNLI inshore lifeboats were requested to launch to reports of multiple persons in the water.

Both the inshore lifeboats were tasked to head north to Newbiggin Bay. The volunteer crew on the Atlantic 85 arrived on scene first and having searched the Bay they then proceeded North towards Church Point. Due to the low tide they requested that the volunteer crew on the D Class searched behind the breakwater from the north to the south. Having searched the area and reported to UK Coastguard that no persons were in the water they were advised that both lifeboats could stand down and return to station.

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For more information please telephone Robin Palmer, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07801 290638 or [email protected] or Clare Hopps, Regional Media Officer (North and East) on 07824 518641 or [email protected] contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

RNLI/Robin Palmer

Blyth RNLI D Class inshore lifeboat searching in Newbiggin Bay

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