River Blyth dinghy rescue

Four people were rescued when their dinghy capsized in the River Blyth.

Friday, 4th October 2019, 21:28 pm
Updated Friday, 4th October 2019, 22:15 pm
The Coastguard rescued three people from the River Blyth

They had set out from the River Blyth Boating Association to check on a yacht in the river when their dinghy capsized.

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One person swam ashore and raised the alarm. Two lifeboats from Blyth Coastguard Rescue Team attended. Three North East Ambulances were sent with a Hazardous Area Response Team.

One woman was taken to hospital with her condition unknown.

Two men were rescued. All were checked by paramedics, but were unharmed.