Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat launched to grounded boat

Tynemouth RNLI's inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 11am by Humber Coastguard after they received reports of a small boat going aground on the river Tyne at Hebburn.

The inshore lifeboat sped upriver to locate the boat but when they arrived in the area another vessel had towed the casualty boat to safety at St Peter's Marina, Newcastle, where they were met by members of the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade. The boat had one man and a dog onboard and had been aground for six hours after  the tide had dropped.

The man was partially-sighted and was found to be upset after his ordeal, and after ensuring that he and his dog were in good hands the lifeboat crew returned to station

This was new crew member Chris Reay's first shout, taking place just seconds after him being officially welcomed onto the crew by being given a pager. Read more here.

Lifeboat: D-693 Mark Noble

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