Whilst already out on a Sunday morning training exercise both of Blyth’s inshore lifeboats were requested to assist with an injured angler and two broken down fishing boats just to the north of Blyth.

The lifeboats proceeded to the area and first dealt with the injured angler who had suffered burns to his face whilst attempting an engine repair. Once the angler was safely ashore and with ambulance crew both lifeboats assisted in the towing of the two broken down boats back to there births inside Blyth harbour.