Angling boat brought back into Hartlepool after break down

The RNLI's all weather boat pictured bringing the angling vessel back into the marina. Photo by Tom Collins.
The RNLI's all weather boat pictured bringing the angling vessel back into the marina. Photo by Tom Collins.

A rescue mission was launched to bring a boat into Hartlepool Marina after it suffered a mechanical failure.

The town's RNLI team of volunteers were called out to help the 39ft angling boat after it became stranded 11.5 miles off the coast.

The vessel, which has seven people on board, was towed back into the marina by its all weather boat.

The rescue started at 1.30pm on Monday and the RNLI's boat was ready for service by 4.40pm.