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Seahouses RNLI assist paddle boarders in distress at Budle bay

Lifeboats News Release

At 1:34pm on Saturday 11 June 2022, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses inshore lifeboat, to assist a group of paddleboarders, reported in difficulty north of Budle Bay.

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat RNLB Grace Darling

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat RNLB Grace Darling

The lifeboat launched and made best speed to the scene, but just prior to arriving, was stood down by the Coastguard and returned to station, as the paddleboarders were safely ashore.

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