Hartlepool RNLI assist at man overboard incident.

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteers were paged at 2.03pm on Monday 26th September to assist a crew transfer vessel off Blackhall that had put out a Mayday call after a seaman had fallen from a ship into the sea whilst being transferred to the transfer vessel.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI all weather lifeboat 'Betty Huntbatch' heading out to sea to assist the transfer vessel and crew.
The RNLI all weather lifeboat and volunteer crew launched at 2.13pm and was alongside the transfer vessel 10 minutes later to find that the crew of the transfer vessel had already recovered the seaman from the water and were administering casualty care.
The lifeboat followed the transfer vessel into the Hartlepool channel where the sea was calmer and placed two volunteer crewmembers aboard where they assisted with casualty care.
On arrival at Hartlepool lifeboat station awaiting paramedics and air ambulance paramedics dealt with the casualty who was later taken to hospital.
Sea state was described as moderate with a 3 metre swell with a 12 knot north westerly wind.
Hartlepool RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Chris Hornsey said "Once again a quick response from the volunteer crew meant we were heading out to sea in a matter of minutes and working alongside the other agencies involved is something we train for on a regular basis".
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