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Flamborough RNLI called to sighting of people in the water

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer lifeboat crew from Flamborough RNLI launched yesterday evening (23 June) at 7.20pm to reports of two people in the water near North Landing.

A member of the public dialled 999 and asked for the Coastguard when he spotted two divers in the water. At the request of the Coastguard, Flamborough lifeboat was launched and proceeded to the area where the divers were spotted.
Once at North Landing, the volunteer lifeboat crew commenced a search of the coastline around West Scar towards Thornwick Bay. They located a dive boat and the divers who were safe and well.
HM Coastguard stood Flamborough RNLI down and the lifeboat returned to station at 8.02pm.
If you see anyone in the water who you think may be in difficulty, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
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For more information please contact Laura Hanson, Flamborough RNLI Press Officer, on 07838753286 or
Notes to editors
• Flamborough Lifeboat Station has been operating since 1871.
• To learn more about the Flamborough Lifeboat go to

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