Hartlepool RNLI assist injured tug boat crewmember.
Hartlepool RNLI volunteers were paged at 7.00pm on Thursday 16th March by Humber Coastguard to attend a tug boat at the South Bank Wharf on the River Tees where a male crewmember had sustained a serious wrist injury.
The casualty was then placed on a stretcher and transferred to the all weather lifeboat. We then took him on the all weather lifeboat to the Harbour Masters berth where the local Coastguard team and paramedics dealt him before he was taken to hospital."
Both boats returned to the Ferry Road boathouse at 9.05pm and were refuelled and made ready for service by 9.30pm.
Sea state was slight with a 20 knot south south westerly wind.
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