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RNLI Blyth respond to their pagers three times in a week

Lifeboats News Release

The first pager went off on 2.19pm on Tuesday 22 August

The request from UK Coastguard was to come to the assistance of a paddleboarder in Cambois Bay.
The station's B class inshore lifeboat was launched with four volunteer crew onboard.
They headed North towards Cambois Bay and once on scene were able to locate the paddleboarder very quickly and confirmed that they required assistance to make it back to shore due to the strong offshore wind.
The paddleboarder was brought on board the lifeboat and the crew took them to shore together with their equipment.
The volunteer crew's pagers were also activated on the 23 and 26 August where the station's B class inshore lifeboat was launched on both occasions and assistance was provided to two vessels.
RNLI Blyth Lifeboat Operations Manager Terry Healy said ; 'The volunteer crew had a busy few days with responding to their pagers and continued training at the lifeboat station. It was good that we had good positive outcomes for all three shouts.'

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