|The Mizpah involved in sea collison.|
The skipper of the larger boat helped the two fishermen from the water, a rope was then attached to the stricken Mizpah and then it was hauled a shore. The RNLI lifeguards were on the beach setting up their safety flags and witnessed the collision, responding immediately as a lifeguard waded out to the scene, whilst trauma equipment was set up on the beach.
The two fisherman, Colin Thomas and Gary Burrows are in good spirits with Colin planning to retrieve his crab pots today in a different boat. The incident highlights the need for safety at all times off the Redcar coast, with even experienced fishermen Colin and Gary involved in a incident after many years fishing off the Redcar coast.