THREE anglers were towed to safety by Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat after their boat suffered engine failure in the river Tyne.

THREE anglers were towed to safety by Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat after their boat suffered engine failure in the river Tyne.

Humber Coastguard requested the launch of the inshore lifeboat at 17:50 after the skipper of a 5m angling boat called them for help.

The boat had suffered engine problems and when the skipper had attempted to fix it, one of the mounting brackets broke, leaving the three anglers stranded in the river Tyne, close to the notorious Black Midden rocks at Tynemouth.

The lifeboat travelled the short distance from the lifeboat station to the stranded boat where the crew quickly attached a tow rope, then towed the boat and her occupants to safety at Royal Quays marina, North Shields.

The lifeboat returned to station arriving at 18:30.

Lifeboat: D-693 Mark Noble

Stranded anglers rescued by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboatTynemouth RNLIServicesangling,black middens,Rescue,service,TynemouthTHREE anglers were towed to safety by Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat after their boat suffered engine failure in the river Tyne. Humber Coastguard requested the launch of the inshore lifeboat at 17:50 after the skipper of a 5m angling boat called them for help. The boat had suffered engine problems and...The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea