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Newbiggin Training Exercise with Coastguard

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers from Newbiggin RNLI took part in a casualty recovery exercise with local coastguards today.

A series of photographs showing the joint exercise with the lifeboat along with Newbiggin and Blyth Coastguard rescue teams

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin training exercise with Coastguard
The Sunday morning joint exercise with Newbiggin and Blyth Coastguard rescue teams and Newbiggin Lifeboat volunteers involved a search to locate two casualties and an extraction using the Lifeboat. The exercise took place initially in the Sandy Bay area and then it moved north into the Newbiggin Bay.

The photographs show the exercise and the casualty transfer taking place.

ENDS

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For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or richard_martin2@rnli.org.uk or Nicola Quinn Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email nicola_quinn@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

If you would like to find out more about Newbiggin lifeboat station, its volunteers and its heritage then take a look at the local website


A series of photographs showing the joint exercise with the lifeboat along with Newbiggin and Blyth Coastguard rescue teams

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Training Exercise
A series of photographs showing the joint exercise with the lifeboat along with Newbiggin and Blyth Coastguard rescue teams

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Training Exercise
A series of photographs showing the joint exercise with the lifeboat along with Newbiggin and Blyth Coastguard rescue teams

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Training Exercise
A series of photographs showing the joint exercise with the lifeboat along with Newbiggin and Blyth Coastguard rescue teams

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Training Exercise

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