Rescue – Thursday 20 April 2017

The Redcar RNLI Atlantic 85 class lifeboat Leicester Challenge III was launched on Thursday 20 April 2017 after the two-man crew of a fishing boat sent out a distress call when their fishing boat broke down in the Tees bay approximately 1.5 miles north of the lifeboat station.

The lifeboat launched just before 11am and towed the disabled craft to safety in Paddy’s Hole, in the mouth of the River Tees.