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Three teenagers rescued from rocks at Redcar

Lifeboats News Release

Three teenagers cut off by the rising tide had to be rescued by the Redcar RNLI inshore lifeboat on Saturday 17 September 2016.

The trio, two boys and a girl, and all from Redcar, were exploring East Scar rocks when they found themselves marooned by the rapidly rising sea. One of the boys dialled 999 and UK Coastguard tasked the lifeboat just before 1pm.

They were rescued cold and wet but otherwise unharmed and taken back to the lifeboat station to rewarm.

Since the beginning of 2016 Redcar RNLI crews have been involved in incidents where a total of 18 people, mostly teenagers, have become stranded by the tide at Redcar and mainly at Saltburn.

Last week it was announced that the RNLI lifeguard service would be extended to cover weekends at Saltburn until the end of September. Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council are placing additional signage on the beach at Saltburn warning of the dangers of the incoming tide.

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Notes to editors:
  • Library image shows the Redcar RNLI inshore lifeboat in action. Credit RNLI/Dave Cocks
  • 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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