Filey RNLI respond to cliff tragedy.
Filey volunteer RNLI Lifeboat crew were called out yesterday evening (17th May) to a person who had fallen from cliffs north of Filey.
Just after 7.30pm, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Filey inshore lifeboat,(ILB), Braund, to reports of a person over the cliffs at Yons Nab, just south of Cayton Bay and only a few hundred metres from the place where a teenage girl had survived a fall just five weeks ago.
With the assistance of local Coast Rescue Teams, the ILB crew found the person just 20 feet from the bottom of the cliffs. In a prolonged and difficult evacuation, the male was taken to the bottom of the cliffs, across rocks and onto the beach back to the inshore lifeboat and transferred to Coble Landing, Filey.
The ILB was made ready for service by 9.30pm
Barry Robson, Coxswain / Mechanic said: “Both the ILB crew and the Coast Rescue Teams acted in a very professional manner in the evacuation of the gentleman. I would like to congratulate them on the way that they handled the situation. Our thoughts go out to the family at this sad time.”
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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