Hartlepool lifeboat rescues broken-down boat

Hartlepool’s lifeboat has been called to help a broken-down boat off the town.

Saturday, 29th June 2019, 3:20 pm
Updated Sunday, 30th June 2019, 2:15 pm
Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat pictured at sea. Picture: RNLI/Tom Collins

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.

“The boat with three people on board was towed the short distance to Hartlepool Marina arriving there at 11.45am.”

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Operations manager Chris Hornsey said “This was a straightforward tow job.”