RNLI volunteers had a busy afternoon on Thursday when they towed a jet-ski and made sure the owner of a pleasure boat landed the vessel safely.

The crew from Hartlepool were tasked by Humber Coastguard at 4.36pm to assist a man after his jet-ski broke down off the coast of Seaton Carew that had suffered mechanical failure. The crew towed the machine back to shore.

On returning to the Ferry Road lifeboat station the lifeboat crew noticed that the owners of a 15ft pleasure boat were struggling to place the boat from the sea on to its trailer.

Crew from the lifeboat stood by to offer assistance but despite the difficult sea conditions the owners of the pleasure boat eventually placed the boat onto its trailer.

The inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew then returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station where the boat was refuelled and made ready for service again.