Rescue team called after 34ft yacht with four people on board runs aground at Hartlepool Marina
Hartlepool RNLI was called to the rescue after an yacht ran aground.
The volunteers were paged at 3.40pm on Thursday, June 3 to recover a dog that had fallen in Hartlepool Marina and a 34ft yacht with four people on board that had run aground near the entrance to Hartlepool Marina.
Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat ‘Solihull’ had launched at 3.50pm and was at the entrance to the Marina within a few minutes where the yacht had ran aground.
At the same time it was discovered that the dog had been safely recovered.
Hartlepool RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Chris Hornsey said: “We launched the ILB to go and prevent the owner or members of the public endangering themselves by going into the water to rescue the dog but in the meantime apparently the animal had managed to leave the water of its own accord and return to its owner.
"Shortly afterwards we were requested by Humber Coastguard to assist a yacht that had run aground near the entrance to the Marina.”
The crew decided to leave the yacht which was in no danger until the tide came back in later that evening and then return to the casualty vessel.
The ILB and crew re-launched at 7.30pm and assisted the yacht into the Marina and then returned to the Ferry Road boathouse at 8.50pm where it was refuelled and made ready for service by 9.15pm.
Hartlepool RNLI volunteers were also paged at 6.20am by Humber Coastguard on Friday, June 4 to assist other agencies during an incident at Seaton Carew.
The volunteer crew were stood down before launching as the incident was resolved.