Two men were rescued by Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat this afternoon when their boat's engine failed, leaving them adrift in the lower Tyne harbour, between the Groyne and south pier.

Two men were rescued by Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat this afternoon when their boat's engine failed, leaving them adrift in the lower Tyne harbour, between the Groyne and south pier.

Humber Coastguard requested the lifeboat launch at 14:37 after recieving an emergency call from the men. The lifeboat, with three volunteer crew members, reached the casualty vessel in just two minutes.

A tow rope was quickly attached to the 5m boat Hobbit, and she and her occupants were taken to safety at South Shields slipway. Once the men were safely on dry land the lifeboat returned to station.

Lifeboat: D-693 Mark Noble

Small boat towed to safety by Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboatTynemouth RNLIServicesBoat,Rescue,RNLI,service,south shields,Tyne,TynemouthTwo men were rescued by Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat this afternoon when their boat's engine failed, leaving them adrift in the lower Tyne harbour, between the Groyne and south pier. Humber Coastguard requested the lifeboat launch at 14:37 after recieving an emergency call from the men. The lifeboat, with three...The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea