Early call to fishing boat
It was an early call out today following reports of a boat in difficulty.
Shortly afterwards Newbiggin's Atlantic 85 lifeboat Richard Wake Burdon was launched from the beach and headed north to the reported position. Once on scene the casualty vessel was assisted by the lifeboat safely ashore and into the care of the Newbiggin Coastguard team who assisted shore side throughout the incident.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.
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