Two people rescued by RNLI crew

Two people were rescued by lifeboat crews after their boat broke down off the coast at Seaton Sluice.

Blyth RNLI lifeboat launched just after 11.30am on Thursday, August 7, to assist two people on-board a boat with engine problems.

The inshore lifeboat was requested to launch by Humber Coastguard to go to the assistance of the Ginger Lass fishing boat.

Three of the volunteer lifeboat crew launched the station’s inshore lifeboat and were alongside the Ginger Lass, which had now managed to re-start her engine, shortly before noon.

After checking that the two people on-board were safe and well the lifeboat escorted the Ginger Lass back into Seaton Sluice.

Blyth RNLI lifeboat operation manager, John Scott, said: “This is only the second time this year that we have been called to a problem with a boat.

“All of our other 20 plus service calls have been to people in need of assistance.

“It is good to see that the lifeboat crew’s regular training ensures that they are ready to respond to any type incident.”