Lifeboat rescue

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TWO lifeboats were launched to help an angling boat that fouled its propeller.

Craster’s inshore lifeboat Joseph Hughes and Amble’s all weather lifeboat went to assist the 25ft Dawn Breaker II after its propeller was damaged on lobster pot markers on July 10

The disabled vessel was only half-a-mile off Craster harbour meaning the lifeboat was on the scene in minutes.

Craster’s crew cut the vessel free, secured a line and towed it towards Amble Harbour with Amble’s all weather lifeboat taking over the last of the tow after around 20 minutes.

Keith Williams, RNLI helmsman for Craster’s RNLI lifeboat, said: “Unfortunately on this occasion we were unable to remove the rope completely from around the propeller to restart the engine so a tow to safety was required. Thankfully the weather conditions were good making it an easy service.”