Two men whose boat sank off the Northumberland coast this morning have been rescued following a search operation involving four lifeboats.Read the full story ›
Two fishermen have been rescued after a boat overturned south of Amble in Northumberland this morning.
One man was recovered by a fishing vessel, another was saved by an RNLI lifeboat after going missing for a short time. He has now been flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
RNLI crews from Amble, Seahouses and Newbiggin in Northumberland have joined a rescue operation in the North Sea.
One person is missing after a fishing boat overturned this morning.
One person is missing after a fishing boat overturned south of Amble in Northumberland.
The RNLI has launched two lifeboats from its boathouse at Amble.
A rescue helicopter has also been scrambled, according to reports.
Amble RNLI have asked the public not to contact the boathouse at this time.
After almost 5,000 flights the search and rescue team at RAF Boulmer left its base on the Northumberland coast for the final time.Read the full story ›
Two men, aged 19 and 21, have been airlifted to hospital after getting into trouble swimming in Cambois Bay, Northumberland.
A lifeboat was launched from the RNLI station at Blyth at around 1.30pm. The men were in the water for around 20 minutes before they were airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, in Newcastle, by a search and rescue helicopter from RAF Boulmer.
A lifeguard rescued a stranded dog from 'Cats and Dogs' beach in Sunderland yesterday.
Gertie the Jack Russell had chased some birds into the sea, but then got stuck on a rock.
RNLI lifeguard Joe Wilson spotted Gertie after he heard her owners shouting. He waded out to the rock she was stuck on - where she was up to her chest in water and too scared to swim.
Joe then carried Gertie back to shore and her grateful owners.
He said: "She was stressed and shaking when I reached her but seemed very happy to see me. Our charity’s lifeguards assist with animal rescues to prevent owners from putting themselves in danger. We were very happy to get Gertie’s paws back on dry land and offered her owners some friendly safety advice about tide times."
Vera Robinson MBE has died at the age of 101. She had been a fundraiser for the Redcar RNLI lifeboat station since she was 16 years old.Read the full story ›
Volunteers from the Tynemouth lifeboat have been involved in the furthest rescue at sea in the history of the RNLI.Read the full story ›
A fisherman has been rescued by lifeboat crews after being washed into the sea off the coast of Teesside.
The man was washed from the South Gare breakwater by heavy seas at around 3:40pm on March 21.
Lifeboat crews from both Redcar and Hartlepool managed to locate the man and he was pulled from the water. He was reported to be breathing but barely conscious. He was then taken to the Harbour Master's landing at Tees Dock before being transferred to a waiting ambulance.
Dave Cocks, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Redcar RNLI, said:
This was an extremely difficult rescue. We're at the point of some very high tides and there were strong winds. The crews reported seas up to 4 metres in height.
It is only by good fortune that he was found so quickly by the Hartlepool crew. They were at sea training on their new lifeboat, so they were able to find and rescue the man very quickly.
The North Sea is at its coldest about now, and he could easily have been badly injured or killed if the rough seas had thrown him against the rocks or the breakwater.
As far as I'm concerned he owes his life to the Hartlepool RNLI crew.