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Scarborough RNLI helps two men cut off by the tide

Lifeboats News Release

Both Scarborough lifeboats launched last night (Thursday 31 April) when two young men were cut off by an incoming tide.

The men - aged 17 and 25, believed to be local and with pushbikes – were quickly located at Knipe Point, shortly after 9pm.

The charity's inshore lifeboat conveyed the men from the shore to the all-weather lifeboat, which had fired a white parachute flare to illuminate the area and help the smaller vessel navigate between the rocks.

The men’s pushbikes were retrieved by the coastguards and returned to the men at the harbour.
The lifeboats were back at their moorings within an hour.

The inshore lifeboat crew were helmsman Adam Beston, Carl Walsh and Keith Eade.

The all-weather lifeboat crew were coxswain Tom Clark, Lee Marton, Dave Horsley, Dave Jackson and George Whitlow.

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For further details, ring Scarborough RNLI press officer Dave Barry on 07890 322992.

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