Blyth Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeboat launched to a person in the water at Seaton Sluice 

The volunteer crew ofBlyth’s RNLI inshore lifeboat were requested to launch by Humber Coastguard shortly before 5pm Monday 12 August 2013 following a 999 call reporting a person in difficulty in the water at Seaton Sluice.



The lifeboat launched shortly after 5pm and arrived at Seaton Sluice at 5:10pm to discover that the casualty, a male in his late 40’s, had been recovered from the water by two other persons. The lifeboat crew used there training to asses and monitor the casualty, provided oxygen and kept him warm. The lifeboat crew along with members of theBlythcoastguard team provided blankets to the two rescuers and helped them up the cliff path to a waiting ambulance. It was then decided it would be safer and quicker to take the original casualty by sea in the lifeboat toSeatonSluiceHarbourwhere he was met by another ambulance.

The lifeboat then returned to station and was ready again for the next call by 6.15pm.

Blyth RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM) John Scott said ‘it was good to see all of the emergency services working together and the casualty care training of the lifeboat crew put to use again for the third time in under a month’.

Photos Credit RNLI Blyth & Derek Collins