Hartlepool life boat crews have recovered part of an upturned boat.
Following a request from Humber Coastguard, the Hartlepool RNLI all-weather lifeboat and volunteer crew launched at 10.55am on Saturday, March 24, to investigate a report of an upturned hull of a boat approximately six miles off Seaham.
On arrival at the scene it was discovered that the upturned hull was only a section of a larger boat.
The section of the boat which appeared to have been in the sea for a considerable time was retrieved from the water and brought back to the Ferry Road lifeboat station for disposal.
The all-weather lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by again by 12.30pm.