RNLI rescues 11 teenage sailors outside Sunderland Harbour

Volunteers from Sunderland RNLI Lifeboat Station took part in a rescue mission to assist eleven teenager dinghy
sailors who got into difficulty when gale force winds hit their
training session outside of Sunderland Harbour.

The rescue mission was launched shortly after 12:30pm (Saturday 21 January) when staff at Sunderland Yacht Club notified
Coastguard Officers based at Humber Coastguard Marine Rescue
Coordination Centre that their own safety boats were struggling to cope
with the number of dinghies requiring assistance due to the gale force