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.
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.
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.