Two people in dinghy rescued by Hartlepool RNLI after mechanical failure

Two people were rescued after their dinghy suffered a mechanical failure.

Friday, 4th October 2019, 9:20 pm
Updated Saturday, 5th October 2019, 11:51 am
Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crew opposite the dinghy that had suffered mechanical failure.
Photo: RNLI/Tom Collins
Hartlepool RNLI volunteer crew opposite the dinghy that had suffered mechanical failure. Photo: RNLI/Tom Collins

RNLI volunteers were paged by Humber Coastguard at 4.18pm on Friday, October 4 to help two people in a 10ft dinghy that had suffered mechanical failure near the Fish Sands, Hartlepool.

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The inshore lifeboat ‘Solihull’ and volunteers launched at 4.28pm and brought the boat onto the Fish Sands and loaded it onto a trailer, then the owners towed it away.

The lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road Lifeboat Station at 4.55pm.