Teenagers rescued by lifeboat at Seaton Carew

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Two teenagers were rescued by a Hartlepool lifeboat crew after getting into difficulties off Seaton Carew.

Hartlepool RNLI were called at 4.05pm on Monday, August 10, to reports that four people needed help in the water near North Gare Beach.

The inshore lifeboat was launched at 4.15pm, arriving at the scene at 4.21pm.

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A throw line was passed to two of the teenagers, who were then pulled to the boat and lifted aboard and taken ashore where they were met by the Coastguard and paramedics.

Lifeboat Solihull was launched at 4.15pm on Monday, August 10.Lifeboat Solihull was launched at 4.15pm on Monday, August 10.
Lifeboat Solihull was launched at 4.15pm on Monday, August 10.

The other two casualties had clambered onto the pier and were assisted away by Coastguard members to a waiting ambulance.

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"The lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 5pm.

Hartlepool RNLI inshore helm, Ken Hay, said: “There was quite a swell running which made it difficult to recover the two casualties.

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"But some good teamwork with ourselves and the Coastguard team brought the incident to a safe conclusion.”

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