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Seahouses lifeboat assists paddle boarders off Bamburgh

Lifeboats News Release

At 2:50pm on Monday 19 June 2023, Seahouses inshore lifeboat was called to assist a female paddle boarder, reported in difficulty off Bamburgh.

Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat launching on service


Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat launching on service
The inshore lifeboat was quickly launched and made best speed to the casualty's reported position. On arrival on scene, there were in fact two casualties located, an adult male and female, who were struggling against the currents, to get back ashore on Bamburgh beach.

They were taken aboard the lifeboat, and landed safely on Bamburgh Beach, where they were handed into the care of the local Coastguard Rescue Team. The inshore lifeboat then returned to station.

Seahouses RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Ian Clayton commented: 'We are frequently issuing guidance to swimmers and paddle boarders, to be aware of strong currents on this coastline as they can catch out the unwary. We want visitors to enjoy the coast safely, and free advice is available from the RNLI Water Safety Team and HM Coastguard.'

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For more information, please contact Ian Clayton, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer: [email protected]

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