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Lifeboat rescue for stranded fishing boat crew at mouth of the River Tees

April 21, 2017 10:07 AM
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Lifeboat rescue for stranded fishing boat crew at mouth of the River Tees

Redcar RNLI was called to the aid of the two-man crew on Thursday morning

Redcar RNLI’s lifeboat was called to help a fishing boat that sent out a distress call after it broke down.

The two-man crew was stranded north of the lifeboat station and was towed to safety on Thursday at 11am.

A statement on Redcar RNLI’s website said: “The Redcar RNLI Atlantic 85 class lifeboat Leicester Challenge III was launched on Thursday, April 20, after the two-man crew of a fishing boat sent out a distress call when their fishing boat broke down in the Tees bay approximately 1.5 miles north of the lifeboat station.

“The lifeboat launched just before 11am and towed the disabled craft to safety in Paddy’s Hole, in the mouth of the River Tees.”

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Source: gazettelive.co.uk

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