Flamborough RNLI called to rescue people cut off by the tide
Flamborough RNLI launched yesterday (25 July) at 6.44pm to reports of three people cut off by the tide around the North Landing area.
The lifeboat proceeded round to the West Scar area of North Landing where upon further inspection the Coastguard informed the lifeboat that there were five people in need of Flamborough RNLI’s assistance.
Once all the casualties were accounted for, the lifeboat evacuated them safely from the rocks onto the beach.
Flamborough RNLI was then stood down and returned to station at 7.18pm.
Simon Robson, helmsman for Flamborough RNLI advised: ‘Always check the tide times before you venture out along the rocks and in the caves and never judge the length of time you have left to get back to the beach by just looking at the waterline, the tide moves very quickly and it can be very deceptive.
‘Visit RNLI.org/RespectTheWater to learn more about how to stay safe at the beach, near open water and on the water.’
RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Laura Hanson, Flamborough RNLI Press Officer, on 07838753286 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors
• Flamborough Lifeboat Station has been operating since 1871.
• To learn more about the Flamborough Lifeboat go to www.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 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.