RNLI lifeboat volunteers in Sunderland rescued three men yesterday after their boat ran aground off Seaburn Beach and ended up swamped in surf

A Fletcher Arrowsport with three people on board became swamped off the coast of Sunderland yesterday. Watch footage of the dramatic rescue below as an RNLI lifeboat responded to their call-out.

The rescue mission was lauched at around 4.20pm, after the Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Sunderland RNLI’s D-Class inshore lifeboat MyJo. The crew were safely transported to shore and the boat was taken back to the slipway at Sunderland Marina where it was recovered on to the owner’s trailer.

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Ron Carroll, helmsman at Sunderland RNLI, said, “This incident highlighted how important it is for both our sea-going and shore-based volunteers to be trained to the highest standards. The safe recovery of the boat in difficult conditions was testament to the charity’s training programmes.”


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