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Filey RNLI called to 3 incidents in 24 hours.

Lifeboats News Release

Filey’s inshore lifeboat, "Braund", and its crew, have been tasked to three separate incidents in 24 hours.

Just before 1pm on Sunday 24th July,  Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Filey inshore lifeboat, (ILB), to assist with the search for a missing child last seen near the water at Primrose Valley, a few miles to the south of Filey. Fortunately, the child was soon found and returned to parents.

As the ILB was on its way back to station, it was diverted to look for another child missing in the Royal Parade area. Luckily, that child was also soon re-united with his parents.

On Monday afternoon, 25th July, the ILB was asked to search an area near Speeton, about 5 miles south of Filey, after clothing had been spotted at the top of the cliffs. Nothing was found and along with Bridlington Coast Rescue Teams, the ILB was able to return to station after a search which lasted about an hour.

Barry Robson, Coxswain / Mechanic said: “There have been crowds of people on Filey beach over the last few days and children can easily get lost. Fortunately, all our call-outs have ended without a problem”

 

 

Notes to editors

  • Filey Lifeboat Station was founded in 1804. It currently operates both a Mersey-Class All-Weather Lifeboat and an Inshore Lifeboat. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to Filey Lifeboat Station Facebook page.

 

 

 

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For more information please telephone John Ward, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07771800748 or filey@rnli.org.uk or Alison Levett, Media Relations Manager North on 07786 668912 or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

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