Boat towed to safety by lifeboat after getting stranded on rocks

A power boat was towed to safety after getting stranded on rocks between Alnmouth and Boulmer.

Monday, 16th September 2019, 9:49 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th September 2019, 4:04 pm
Amble lifeboats assisted in the rescue of a power boat at Seaton Point. Picture by Mark Davison.

The vessel, with one person on board, was on rocks near Seaton Point and taking in water through a damaged hull.

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Humber Coastguard requested both Amble all-weather and inshore lifeboats to be launched at 3.25pm on Saturday.

Three other vessels and a jet ski had also offered assistance and managed to get the vessel into deeper water.

A crewman from both the all-weather and inshore lifeboat went on board with a salvage pump to clear the water inside the boat, before it was towed to Amble harbour where it was lifted out by Amble Boat Company for repairs.