Teenagers rescued from rising tide at Redcar

Lifeboats News Release

Two teenagers had to be rescued at Redcar on Tuesday 19 July 2016 after they were trapped on rocks by the incoming tide.

Several members of the public dialled 999 after they saw the two having difficulties returning to the shore.

The RNLI crew from Redcar was tasked at noon and the inshore lifeboat launched soon after.

The teenagers, both 19-years-old and from the Middlesbrough area were taken aboard the lifeboat and landed at the lifeboat station.

They were unharmed during the incident and left the scene after being given sea safety advice.

The RNLI’s national Respect The Water campaign highlights the dangers of the sea, especially to young people, and is part of the charity’s strategy to halve the number of preventable drownings at sea by 2024.

For useful sea safety advice visit rnli.org.


Notes to editors:

  • Images show the Redcar inshore lifeboat during the rescue of two people trapped by the tide at Redcar. Credit RNLI/Redcar
  • Redcar lifeboat station has been operating since 1802
  • Redcar currently operates a B-class lifeboat named Leicester Challenge III, paid for by the people of Leicester, and an IB1-class lifeboat named Eileen May Loach-Thomas, paid from the legacy of the late Nicolas Thomas of Shropshire
  • For more news, information and images go to www.redcarlifeboat.org.uk
  • Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/redcarrnli
  • Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RedcarRNLI

RNLI media contacts:

For more information please contact Dave Cocks, RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager on 07894 558 483, Alison Levett, RNLI PR Manager, North, on 01642 754828 or 07786 668912 or at alison_levett@rnli.org.uk. Alternatively, contact Clare Hopps, RNLI Press Officer, North on 01642 754811 or 07824 518641 or at clare_hopps@rnli.org.uk, or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789; pressoffice@rnli.org.uk

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.