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RNLI Blyth launch to reports of persons in the water in the River Blyth

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 10 June at 8.11pm our volunteer crew were paged to reports of 3 people in the water in the River Blyth

The station's D class inshore lifeboat was launched with 3 volunteer crew on board.

Upon arriving on scene and spotting emergency services crews on the river bank.

Having established that the casualties had already been safely brought to the river bank by the UK Coastguard and there were no further casualties the volunteer crew were able to stand down and return to station.

Volunteer Helm Nathan May said; 'We were tasked to 3 persons in the water and when we arrived on scene they had already been taken to safety. As the tide was rising this could have been a difficult job but we are glad that everyone was safe. It was a good co-ordinated effort by all the emergency services involved.'

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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

RNLI Blyth D class in the River Blyth searching for the persons in the water

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