RNLI Blyth respond to reports of a rib drifting off of Seaton Sluice

Lifeboats News Release

On 18 May at 5.03pm the volunteer crew at RNLI Blyth were requested to launch.

RNLI Blyth were tasked to reports of a rib floating off of Seaton Sluice. The stations B Class Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat was launched with 4 volunteer crew on board. The crew headed to Seaton Sluice and were passed information that the rib was now on the beach but no casualties' found. A search of Seaton Sluice Harbour was carried out together with a shore line search of the surrounding area. The UK Coastguard meanwhile made enquiries and found out that the owner was in Scotland and that the boat had just come adrift from its moorings on the tide. The volunteer crew were then stood down and returned to station

RNLI/Robin Palmer

RNLI Blyth Atlantic 85 searching Seaton Sluice harbour

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