Tynemouth RNLI all weather lifeboat was launched on Saturday January 18th at just before 5pm to the trawler Rachael Jayne IV as she started sinking 25 miles off the Northumberland coast.

Her four crew were airlifted to safety by an RAF rescue helicopter from RAF Boulmer.

The lifeboat crew were unable to do anything to prevent the stricken vessel sinking and were forced to watch her go under. The liferaft used by the four fishermen when they abandoned their boat was recovered and the area checked for any debris that could have been hazardous to other vessels.

Thanks to volunteer crewman Jonny Jordan for the video.

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