Date: Monday June 09 2014

Blyth Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeboat launched to a person in distress on a railway bridge.

The volunteer crew of Blyth’s RNLI inshore lifeboat were requested to launch by Humber Coastguard shortly before 8:15pm Monday 9 June 2014 to assist the police with an incident involving a person in distress on a railway bridge over the River Blyth.

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The lifeboat launched shortly after 8:20pm and arrived made its way up river as far as tidal conditions allowed. Once the water became too shallow the three person crew proceeded to man handle the lifeboat up-river safe in the knowledge that they would not get stuck as they were being followed by the rising tide.

Whilst making their way up river the lifeboat was stood down as the police had resolved the incident.

The lifeboat returned to station and was ready again for the next call by 10:30pm.

Photo credits RNLI Blyth