Stranded men brought to safety by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboatTWO men were rescued by Tynemouth RNLI's inshore lifeboat this afternoon when their rigid inflatable boat's engine failed to start, stranding them a mile off South Shields.

Humber coastguard requested the launch of the lifeboat at 17:25 after then men on the boat made a radio call for assistance.

The lifeboat, with a volunteer crew of three, quickly located the casualty with the assistance of Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team from shore, and attached a tow. The boat and its occupants were then taken to safety at Cullercoats, from where they had originally launched.

The lifeboat returned to station, arriving at 18:25.

Lifeboat: D-693 Mark Noble

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