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Flamborough RNLI launched to assist people cut off by the tide

Lifeboats News Release

Flamborough RNLI was launched at 2.54pm this Saturday (10 June) by request of Humber coastguard to assist 4 people who were cut off by the tide at Selwicks Bay.

The lifeboat was launched within 8 minutes of being paged and proceeded around to the area the casualties were located. On arrival, the Flamborough RNLI stood by as the casualties managed to make it back towards the beach safely without the assistance of the crew. Flamborough RNLI was then stood down and returned to the station at South Landing at 3.30pm.

Flamborough RNLI operations manager David Freeman, 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. If you think you see somebody who may be in need of assistance along the coast please dial 999 and ask for the coastguard. 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
laura_hanson16@hotmail.co.uk

Notes to editors
• Flamborough Lifeboat Station has been operating since 1871.
• To learn more about the Flamborough Lifeboat go to
www.rnli.org.uk

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