Girl Guides spot wreckage of boat on Northumberland coast

Girl Guides out for a walk on the Northumberland coastline have helped spot the remains of boat washed up on the shore.

By Fiona Thompson
Saturday, 24th April 2021, 2:25 pm

Howick Coastguard Rescue Team was called out at 5pm yesterday, Friday, April 23, following the find at Embleton Bay.

A spokesperson for the team they were tasked by the Humber Coastguard to carry out a survey, with walkers out on the coast asked to beware as it poses a risk of injury to anyone stepping over it.

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Howick Coastguard Rescue Team shared these photos of the wreckage after it was discovered on the beach at Embleton by the village's guide group.

They added: “The wreckage had been found by Embleton Girl Guides last night during a beach walk and reported to us.

"Humber Coastguard were then informed and the Receiver of Wrecks notified.

"The Receiver of Wrecks requested more information and images of the wreckage so two of Howick Coastguard Rescue Team were tasked to attend and to gather the information required.

"Although removal is being arranged please be aware if you are visiting Embleton Bay this weekend that the wreckage may be covered at high water and could cause injury if stood on.

"Take extra care if you are paddling in this area.

"Remember, in an emergency at sea or on the coast, or if you think someone may be in difficulty, always call the Coastguard by dialling 999.”

The What 3 Words location of the wreck is roost.battle.sulk. and the OS Grid reference is NU244 228.

The Receiver of Wreck deals with cases of voluntary salvage wreck material.

The team processes incoming reports of wreck which involves researching ownership of wreck material, working with the finder and owner and working with other interested parties, such as archaeologists and museums.

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