TTWO men were rescued this afternoon by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat after their boat broke down a mile south east of the Tyne piers.WO men were rescued this afternoon by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat after their boat broke down half a mile off Marsden, South Tyneside..

The skipper of the 7m boat called Humber Coastguard for help at 15:18 and they immediately requested the launch of the all-weather lifeboat which launched very quickly due to a number of crew being present at the station preparing for Tynemouth Lifeboat Day on Sunday.

The crew quickly located the stranded vessel and attached a tow rope before taking her and her occupants to safety at South Shields. The station boarding boat was used to manoevre the casualty vessel onto her mooring at Satellite Quay.

The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 16:10.

Lifeboat: 17-20 Spirit of Northumberland

Broken down boat assisted by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboatTynemouth RNLIServicesBoat,Lifeboat,Rescue,RNLI,service,Shields,South,Tyne,TynemouthTWO men were rescued this afternoon by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat after their boat broke down half a mile off Marsden, South Tyneside.. The skipper of the 7m boat called Humber Coastguard for help at 15:18 and they immediately requested the launch of the all-weather lifeboat which launched very quickly due to...The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea