Mayday call sparks Redcar RNLI alert

Lifeboats News Release

A Mayday call from a lone sailor after his inflatable dinghy capsized sparked a call for the Redcar RNLI lifeboats on Thursday 10 November 2016.

Capsized dinghy at Redcar

RNLI/Bob O'Neill

Capsized dinghy at Redcar
The man was thrown into the sea after his 3-metre inflatable capsized close inshore at Redcar just before 10.30am.

The call was picked up by the UK Coastguard who alerted the volunteers of the Redcar RNLI lifeboats.

As the crews were assembling the man was found to have made his own way ashore and his craft was back on the beach near Granville Terrace, Redcar.

The lifeboats were stood down and the man was given assistance by the Redcar Coastguard Rescue Team.


Notes to editors:

  • Image shows the inflatable dinghy ashore at Redcar. Credit RNLI/Bob O'Neill
  • 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
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