Date: Saturday 17th July 2010
Wind: W 2-3
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 1930hrs
Time of return: 2035hrs
Boats launched: ILB (twice)
Reason: The volunteer crew members were paged at 1930hrs and launched the fast-response ILB to the report of persons in the water between Amble Yacht Club and the North Pier. Once on scene it was apparent the 3 casualties had managed to get themselves ashore with the assistance of members of the public.
Whilst ensuring the casualties needed no further assistance and putting them in the care of Amble Coastguard, the ILB was re-tasked to the ice plant area of the harbour where a further 3 persons were reported to be in difficulty in the water. Again, once on scene it was found that the father and two children had swam across from the North side and needed no help. Call was put down to a false alarm with good intent.
Amble ILB then returned to station where she was refuelled and made ready for service.