Hartlepool lifeboat rescues broken-down boat
Hartlepool’s lifeboat has been called to help a broken-down boat off the town.
The volunteer crew was called out shortly before lunchtime today, to go to the aid of a boat which was drifting.
A spokesman said: “The RNLI was paged by Humber Coastguard at 11.09am on Saturday to assist a 21ft boat that had suffered mechanical failure off the Heugh breakwater.
“The inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew launched at 11.23am and were alongside the casualty vessel within a few minutes.
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“The boat with three people on board was towed the short distance to Hartlepool Marina arriving there at 11.45am.”
Operations manager Chris Hornsey said “This was a straightforward tow job.”