Lifeboat crew called to assist stranded boat

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Lifeboat volunteers were called out to assist a broken down boat in Blyth harbour.

The volunteer crew of Blyth’s RNLI inshore lifeboat were requested to launch by Humber Coastguard shortly after 4.15pm on Thursday, August 8, to go to the assistance of the Misty.

It had suffered engine failure and was left stranded at the entrance to the harbour.

The lifeboat crew were quickly alongside the stricken vessel, a tow was rigged and the lifeboat proceeded up river to the Blyth Boating Association moorings.

After the Misty was safely moored up on its berth, the lifeboat then returned to station, where it was re-fuelled, and ready for the next service call by 5.30pm.