Date: Wednesday July 30th 2008
Wind: SE 2-3
Sea state: Moderate
Time of launch: 1650hrs
Time of return: 1730hrs (1705hrs ALB)
Boats launched: ALB + ILB
Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the immediate launch of both Amble Lifeboat and Amble ILB after receiving a 999 call from a member of the public, reporting a swimmer in difficulty in the Alnmouth area. Amble ILB launched within 3 MINUTES!, closely follwed by the ALB and they were joined soon after by Rescue Seaking 132 from RAF Boulmer.
Soon after the original call, Humber Coastguard received calls stating the swimmer had managed to get to the shore and was ok, not needing any medical attention. As such, Amble ALB and Rescue 132 were stood down, although the ILB still proceeded to the scene to double check everything was ok.
With a search of the shore and everything found to be ok, the ILB returned to station and made ready for service.