Flamborough RNLI launched to assist people cut off by the tide
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.’
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Notes to editors
• Flamborough Lifeboat Station has been operating since 1871.
• To learn more about the Flamborough Lifeboat go to www.rnli.org.uk
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.