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Cullercoats Lifeboat rescues small coble with engine failure

Lifeboats News Release

This afternoon, (Sunday 9th September), Cullercoats Lifeboat crew were requested to launch at 3:21pm to the aid of a coble off Whitley Bay.

Cullercoats Lifeboat

RNLI/Anna Heslop

Cullercoats Lifeboat

The coble, which had four persons on board, had been out fishing since 8:30am. All four persons were wearing lifejackets and had requested the assistance of the lifeboat when they suffered engine failure. Cullercoats Lifeboat crew launched and located the casualty, before establishing a tow and bringing the vessel safely back to Cullercoats. Once the rescue was complete, the lifeboat returned to station and was rehoused and made ready for service once again.

Written by Anna Heslop, Cullercoats Lifeboat Crew Member and Press Officer, anna_heslop@rnli.org.uk

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