Rescue off coast of Redcar

Three anglers had to be rescued when their pleasure boat began taking on water, two miles out to sea.

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Pictures of rescue off the coast of Redcar

Two lifeboats from Hartlepool and two from Redcar attended the rescue Credit: RAF Search and Rescue

An RAF Search and Rescue team has released pictures of a rescue off the coast of Redcar this morning. Three anglers were rescued from a pleasure boat which began sinking, two miles off the coast of Redcar. The Ocean Pearl was bailed out and towed to shore.

The call-out came just after 9am on Saturday Credit: RAF Search and Rescue

Pleasure boat rescued off Redcar

A pleasure boat had to be rescued by the coastguard, lifeboats and the RAF when it began taking on water two miles off the coast of Redcar. Three anglers were rescued from the Ocean Pearl, which was then bailed out and towed back to shore.

Two lifeboats from Hartlepool, two from Redcar and a search and rescue helicopter from RAF Leconfield were all called out when Humber Coastguard were alerted at 0910.

"We were extremely concerned at the rate at which the Ocean Pearl was taking on water and so it was imperative that we had rescue resources on scene as soon as possible should the situation worsen."

– Graham Dawson, Humber Coastguard

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