Inshore lifeboat launched to assist ambulance service as a man fall through a hatch in the post of Blyth.

At 3:30pm on September 12th the launch of Blyth’s Atlantic inshore lifeboat was requested to assist ambulance service responding to reports that a man working on a boat in the port of Blyth had fallen through a hatch on a pontoon.

The incident which was on board a moored up newly built boat was quickly located, the lifeboat arrived at the same time as the ambulance service incident response team so the lifeboat stood by whilst the man was assessed and assisted from the boat by ambulance crew.

The lifeboat and its three volunteer crew were on-scene for a total of 45 minutes before returning to station.