Date – Sunday May 29th 2011
Launch Time – 13:29
Incident – Blyth’s inshore lifeboat was requested to launch by Humber Coastguard following a call for help from a person onboard the “Georgia Rose – RB44” who’s tender had broke adrift leaving them stranded on the boat.
The lifeboat launched at 13:35 and located the missing tender at 13:41, proceeded to Blyth Boathing association moorings at Factory Point. The stranded person was then recovered and returned to shore along with the tender.
The lifeboat then returned to station and was made ready for service again by 14:20.
Lifeboat operations manager John Scott said, “Not all RNLI lifeboat rescues carried out by Blyth lifeboat happen at sea, this was an example of an incident over 1 mile up river from the lifeboat station.”