Whilst already out training in foggy conditions the stations D Class lifeboat was requested to search close to shore in the north end of Blyth Bay as a 999 caller had reported losing sight of a group of three surfers in thick fog.

The lifeboat with three volunteer crew on-board commenced a search of the area and quickly located the three surfers and confirmed they were all well and not in any distress.

Also assisting with the search was the B Class Lifeboat B776 which is carry out crew training at Blyth.