Date: Friday December 27 2013
Blyth Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeboat launched to investigate object in the water in Blyth Harbour.
Blyth’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch by Humber Coastguard shortly after 1:45pm Friday December 27 2013 to assist Northumbria Police investigate an object reported floating in the River Blyth.
The lifeboat arrived quickly and was guided onto the object by a police officer. The object was recovered onto the lifeboat and transported back to Blyth lifeboat station where police where it was handed over to police.
The object was quickly identified as being an inflatable fender which is used when mooring a boat which had become water-logged.
Blyth RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM) John Scott said “It was good to see that a quick response from the lifeboat crew and the police lead to the a quick resolution with fortunately nothing of significance found”