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RNLI Blyth tasked to reports of persons requiring assistance at Newbiggin Bay

Lifeboats News Release

On Sunday 13th August volunteer crew from RNLI Blyth responded to their pagers to reports of persons requiring assistance on the breakwater in Newbiggin Bay.

With four volunteer crew on board the station's B class inshore lifeboat launched and headed North to Newbiggin Bay.

Arriving on scene it was quickly established that the persons on the breakwater were in no danger and that they were able to make their own way to shore when they needed too.

Once the UK Coastguard were happy with what the volunteer crew had reported they were stood down and were able to 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

View of the couple sculpture on Newbiggin Bay breakwater

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