Blyth RNLI volunteers respond to reports of persons in the water

Lifeboats News Release

UK Coastguard requested Blyth RNLI to launch their inshore lifeboats after receiving reports of 4 persons in the water.

On Sunday 4th August at 2.44pm Blyth RNLI volunteers responded to their pagers as UK Coastguard had received reports of 4 persons in the water requiring assistance in Blyth Bay,

The Station's D class lifeboat was first to launch followed quickly by the Atlantic 75 and proceeded to Blyth Bay to commence a shoreline search.

Arriving on scene at 2.52pm the volunteer crew immediately started their search heading South to Seaton Sluice and then returning North back towards Blyth Harbour.

At 3.05pm both lifeboats were stood down as UK Coastguard had received reports that the persons concerned had made it safely to shore.

Both lifeboats returned to station and were made ready for service at 3.20pm.

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For more information please telephone Robin Palmer, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07801 290638 or robin_palmer@rnli.org.uk or Clare Hopps, Regional Media Officer (North and East) on 07824 518641Clare_hopps@rnli.org.uk or the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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D class in the surf whilst conducting a shoreline search

Ron Dobson

Blyth RNLI Atlantic 75 leaving Port of Blyth

Rob Dobson

Blyth RNLI D Class leaving Port of Blyth

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