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Injured angler assisted by Hartlepool RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteers were paged at 9.30am by Humber Coastguard on Saturday 17th June to attend a 33ft angling boat that was 3 miles off Hartlepool with 13 people on board, one of whom had taken ill. The all weather lifeboat launched at 9.45am and was alongside the vessel at 10.04am.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Hartlepool RNLI all weather lifeboat 'Betty Huntbatch' pictured heading out to sea to deal with the casualty on the angling boat.
Hartlepool RNLI coxswain Robbie Maiden said 'A quick response from the volunteer crew meant we were heading out to sea within a few minutes of being paged.

Once on scene casualty care was administered to the angler and he was then helped across to the all weather lifeboat and brought back to the Ferry Road boathouse where he was transferred to an ambulance and taken to hospital.
We hope he makes a quick recovery."

The all weather lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 10.45am.
Sea conditions were described as slight with a north easterly 2-3 knots wind.

For more information please contact Hartlepool RNLI press officer Tom Collins. [email protected]

RNLI/Robbie Maiden

Hartlepool RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew members administering casualty care to the angler on the all weather lifeboat.

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