Lifeboat crews rescue dinghy run aground in Sunderland
A Sunderland lifeboat was called to rescue a dinghy which had run aground this morning.
The RNLI's D Class lifeboat has to be diverted from a training exercise to assist the large sailing vessel when it go into trouble at Sunderland Marina at 11.20am today.
A spokesman said: "Our volunteers quickly attached a line and pulled the dinghy clear of the mud before assisting them onto an alternative mooring within the marina.
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"Once the dinghy was secure on the moorings, our volunteers continued with their planned training exercise."