Lifeboat service responds to two separate call-outs in South Tyneside area

The Tynemouth Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) branch has responded to two separate call-outs in the South Tyneside area.

Monday, 7th June 2021, 9:37 am
Updated Monday, 7th June 2021, 3:01 pm

Both the Tynemouth Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) and the Severn-Class All Weather Lifeboat (ALB) attended to two daytime incidents on Sunday, June 7.

The volunteer service’s first call-out came at 8.42am, when Tynemouth ILB was alerted to a person in the water near South Shields beach.

The ILB quickly arrived on scene to find the casualty had been rescued by a member of the public and was in the care of South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade awaiting an ambulance.

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The crew checked if any assistance was required, but says it was told to stand down when it arrived on scene.

At 1.37pm, a second call-out was made to an area near the Souter Lighthouse, where a fishing boat had encountered engine problems.

The ALB took the fishing boat back on tow to Willington quay and the lifeboat returned to station at 4.10pm.

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