CONCERN FOR SAFETY OF PADDLE BOARDERS IN BEADNELL BAY NEAR ROCKS

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At 11.46 hrs on Saturday 20 September 2014, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of both Seahouses Lifeboats, following reports from a member of the public, for the concern for 4 paddle boarders in the south side of Beadnell Bay who had disappeared from view, near some rocks. Both Seahouses Lifeboats were launched and began a search of the area. Initially nothing was found, and there was no trace of any paddle boarders in the area. Due to Coastguard concerns, Craster Lifeboat was then also launched, and tasked to start searching from the south.

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As Craster Lifeboat was being launched, 4 paddle boarders entered Craster Harbour, and assisted in the launch of the lifeboat, before it became apparent that they were the cause of the call out. All 4 paddle boarders were safe and well, and the call was classified as a False Alarm – Good Intent.

Both Seahouses and Craster Lifeboats then returned to their stations.

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