Blyth Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeboat launched to child in difficulty at Blyth beach



The volunteer crew of Blyth’s RNLI inshore lifeboat were requested to launch by Humber Coastguard shortly before 3:15pm Thursday 25 July 2013 following a 999 call reporting a child in difficulty in the water atBlythbeach.

Blyth lifeboat launched shortly after 3:20pm and arrived atBlythbeach a few minutes later to discover the child had already been rescued from the water by a member of the public. The lifeboat crew then made an initial assessment of the child whilst awaiting the arrival of a rescue helicopter from R.A.F Boulmer and an ambulance.

After the child was assessed by the paramedics it was decided best to travel to hospital via the ambulance.

The rescue helicopter then departed and the lifeboat returned to station. The lifeboat was ready for service again shortly before 4:30pm.

Blyth RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM) John Scott said ‘it was good to see all of the emergency services working together and, given the recent number of drowning in the north east, a positive outcome’.