Newbiggin launched the Atlantic Class 85 lifeboat the Richard Wake Burton and it quickly located the Coble type fishing vessel the Boy Mitchell near to the Meteorological mast off the Northumberland coast close to Blyth. The volunteers established a towline between the two vessels and then headed north to rendezvous with Amble's all weather lifeboat The Four Boys.
The Amble volunteers then took over the tow of the Boy Mitchell releasing the Atlantic class to return to Newbiggin. The Amble all-weather lifeboat towed the casualty vessel back to the safety of Amble harbour for repairs.
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