Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station

Christmas Day Callout For Tynemouth RNLI Volunteers


A late pager alert on Christmas Day meant that celebrations were put on hold as our crew members rushed to help a person in the water.

Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 22:06 by UK Coastguard’s Humber Operations Centre when Northumbria Police asked for assistance in rescuing a person in the river Tyne near Hebburn.

The lifeboat with a crew of three launched six minutes after the launch alert and started speeding the five miles upriver to the scene of the incident.

The lifeboat had only travelled a mile when it was confirmed that the casualty was out of the water and in the hands of paramedics, so returned to station soon after.

Lifeboat: D-693 Mark Noble