Date: Wednesday 22 April 2015
Blyth’s RNLI inshore lifeboat launched to a person in the water in the River Blyth.
At 11:46am on the morning of Wednesday April 22 2015 Blyth’s inshore lifeboat was requested to launch after Northumbria Police reported a person had been seen to jump into the River Blyth.
The lifeboat was launched with three volunteer crew on-board and proceeded down river to a reported location of ‘The North Pier’ but whilst on-route were diverted as more information was received that the person was in fact up-river from the lifeboat station near the Dunn Cow Quay.
Upon arrival at the Dunn Cow Quay the person was spotted in the water and quickly recovered into the inshore lifeboat. The lifeboat crew then carried out an initial assessment whilst returning to the lifeboat station to await the arrival of an ambulance.
The casualty was taken away by ambulance a short time later.
Blyth RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM) John Scott said ‘It was good to see the crew attend the station and launch the lifeboat quickly when it was needed‘.