Lifeboat Assists Jet Ski

Lifeboats News Release

Lifeboat volunteers responded to a disabled jet ski in the bay tonight.

Assistance at the reef

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin assists jet ski
The volunteer crew were in the process of preparing to launch for the Tuesday evening training when the casualty craft was noticed in the bay adjacent the coast protection reef.

The lifeboat duly launched and recovered the craft and its operator to the safety of the shore. The lifeboat then headed back out to the reef to recover another person and landed them ashore also.

Newbiggin Coastguard Rescue Team were on hand to receive the individuals as well as offering safety advice.

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

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Assistance at the reef

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin assists jet ski
The craft is landed

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin assists jet ski
Newbiggin coast rescue team on hand giving assistance and safety advice

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin assists jet ski
Newbiggin coast rescue team on hand giving assistance and safety advice

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin assists jet ski

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