Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat rescues two people as boat suffers mechanical failure

Two people were rescued by Hartlepool RNLI volunteers after their boat suffered a mechanical failure near the North Gare.

Tuesday, 17th September 2019, 8:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th September 2019, 12:05 pm
RNLI volunteers and the Coastguard helped bring the boat to shore. Photo: Hartlepool Coastguard and Mal Cook.

Hartlepool RNLI volunteers received a report from Humber Coastguard at around 5.20pm on Monday, September 16 and went to help the six metre boat which had two people on board.

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Hartlepool Coastguard Rescue Team were paged by Humber Coastguard to meet the Hartlepool RNLI volunteers at the marina.

The inshore lifeboat named ‘Solihull’ was launched and the boat was towed to Hartlepool Marina where coastguards took over. A spokesperson said: “The vessel was safely towed back to its berth at the marina and safety advice was given.”