Date – Monday October 24th 2011
Launch Time – 12:30
Incident – Blyth’s inshore Lifeboat ‘Jennie B’ was requested to launch by Humber Coastguard to search for a jet skier after a jet ski, that appeared to have been washed ashore, had been found on the beach at Cambois Bay north of Blyth Harbour.
The Lifeboat was launched at 10:54, was in Cambois Bay by 11:05 am and commenced a search of the sea area off the beach. the lifeboat was later joined by the RNLI Tynemouth All weather lifeboat and the RAF Air Sea Rescue helicopter.
After an extensive search off the Cambois Bay area, the search was stood down after the jet skier was found at home safe and well after reporting to the police, today, that he had lost his jet ski at South Shields on Sunday the 23rd October 2011.
Blyth lifeboat was stood down at 12:54, returned to station at 13:06 and was made ready for service again by 13:40.
Blyth Lifeboat Operations Manager Mr. John Scott said ‘The lifeboat crew did a fine job in the strengthening wind and sea conditions, but it is a pity that the jet ski owner had not reported the loss of his craft when it happened on the Sunday’.