Tyne & Wear

Fishermen rescued from rocks on Coquet Island

Two fishermen had to be rescued off the coast of Northumberland after their boat ran aground on rocks.

Two lifeboats from Amble were scrambled on Sunday morning after reports that the vessel, Orcadian Mist, had got into difficulty.

It had run aground on Kinch Rocks on Coquet Island after its engine failed, the RNLI said.

Rescuers managed to tow the badly-damaged boat and its crew to Amble harbour.

RNLI rescuer John Wingfield said: "It was fortunate that we had a calm sea for this incident.

"Had the conditions been worse, this job would have been very different at that corner of the island which is known to be rocky and shallow - fortunately the weather was on our side."

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