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Early on Friday, November 12th, 1982, the l7ft. 6in. fishing boat Lady Therese was seen leaving Redcar, and, as it was a rough morning, a watch was kept on her from the lifeboat-house.

At 12.13 the boat was about a mile north east of the lifeboat station, and looked as though she needed help. Coxswain David Buckworth informed Tees coastguard and the station honorary secretary of the situation, and at 12.21 the Sir James Knott was launched from her carriage.

A gale to strong gale, force 8 to 9, gusting at times to storm force 10, was blowing from the south west and the sea was rough. It was one hour after high water. Coxswain Buckworth brought the lifeboat alongside the fishing boat at 12.33, and the four occupants were transferred to the lifeboat. A tow was then rigged, and the lifeboat and Lady Therese reached Redcar at 12.50.

For this service a letter of appreciation signed by Rear Admiral Graham, director of the RNLI, was sent to coxswain David Buckworth and his crew.

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