Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat volunteers have been put through their paces in a training exercise with one of the new Sikorsky search and rescue helicopters which are taking over from the RAF.

Tynemouth RNLI lifeboats exercise with new HM Coastguard rescue helicopter

Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat volunteers have been put through their paces in a training exercise with one of the new Sikorsky search and rescue helicopters which are taking over from the RAF. From April, the familiar yellow Sea King, based at RAF Boulmer, will no longer be used by the Coastguard for search-and-rescue missions at sea. […]