Date – Friday August 31st 2012
Launch Time – 11:02
Incident – HM Coastguard called out the RNLI Blyth lifeboat Alan and Amy to rescue a teenage boy trapped in the mud when digging for worms near the old Ferry Landing, Port of Blyth. The RNLI Blyth Lifeboat was launched at 11:06 and reached the scene at 11:08 where the crew found that the teenage boy was free from the mud of the river bed and was with his friends. The lifeboat crew spoke to the Police who were also at the scene and they reported that the teenager had got free from the mud by himself. After checking that the teenager was safe the RNLI Blyth lifeboat returned to station and was ready for service again at 11:50.
Blyth Lifeboat Operations Manager John Scott said, ‘The teenager was fortunate to have managed to get free of the soft mud because the rising tide may have resulted in the mud getting softer and he could have been trapped by sinking further into the mud.’