Coastal rescue teams called out to a boat taking on water in the River Wear

Volunteers from the Sunderland Coastguard and RNLI were called out to a broken down boat in the River Wear.

Saturday, 19th June 2021, 7:47 pm

Sunderland Coastguard were out on patrol at around 2pm on Saturday, June 19, when they were tasked to broken down boat that was taking on water on the River Wear.

Once back to the shore, coastguard officers assisted in the recovery and provided safety advice.

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Coastal rescue teams were called to assist with a boat that had broken down and was taking on water in the River Wear. Photo: Sunderland Coastguard.
Coastal rescue teams were called to assist with a boat that had broken down and was taking on water in the River Wear. Photo: Sunderland Coastguard.

A Sunderland Coastguard spokesperson said: “Whilst on local area patrol we were tasked to a boat that had broken down and was taking on water on the River Wear.

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“RNLI - Sunderland Lifeboat Station were also tasked and pumped the water from the vessel using a salvage pump before towing the vessel to the Potato Garth slipway where it was met by Coastguard Officers who assisted in recovery and provided safety advice.”

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