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Lifeboat call-out for kite surfer near Seahouses

A kite surfer who got into difficulty near Seahouses. Picture by the RNLI.

A kite surfer who got into difficulty near Seahouses. Picture by the RNLI.

Two lifeboat crews were forced to divert from their journey to an event in Beadnell yesterday after a kite surfer got into difficulty.

At 2.50pm both of Seahouses’ lifeboats were en route to the Annual Beadnell Sailing Club RNLI Flag Day, when a kite surfer was sighted off Beadnell Point.

He was becalmed and appeared to be in difficulty.

Both Lifeboats went to give assistance, and due to the lack of wind, it was possible to recover the kite safely to the Inshore Lifeboat, with its owner, the All Weather Lifeboat stood by in case further assistance was required, and escorted the Inshore Lifeboat and casualty into Beadnell Bay.

The Surfer was not in any immediate danger, and was properly equipped.

Both Lifeboats then continued with their Public Relations visit to Beadnell.

 

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