Lifeboats called out to help injured angler

Pictured are Blyths two lifeboats bringing the Tristram 11 back to its moorings. Picture by John Tuttiett.
Pictured are Blyths two lifeboats bringing the Tristram 11 back to its moorings. Picture by John Tuttiett.

Blyth’s two lifeboats were sent out earlier today to the aid of an angler, who was then taken to hospital.

The man was on board the boat Tristram 11. He suffered facial and hand burns following problems with its engine.

The Atlantic 21 lifeboat crew gave him first aid and then carried out a medivac back to Blyth lifeboat station, where the injured man was met by an ambulance that transported him to the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital near Cramlington.

The inshore lifeboat stood by the casualty until the Atlantic returned to the scene and towed the angling boat on its occupier back to Blyth Harbour, where it was met by the Blyth Coastguard Rescue Team.