A busy hour for Filey Inshore Lifeboat.
Filey Inshore Lifeboat and its crew had a busy hour yesterday evening (Tuesday 27th June) when they were called to 3 incidents within an hour but all ended safely
The ILB launched initially at the request of UK Coastguard (Humber) at around 7.25pm to reports of 2 persons cut off by the tide at Primrose Valley about 2 miles south of Filey.
After it was established to be a false alarm with good intent, the ILB was diverted to check a report of something in the water about 100 yards from the slipway at Primrose Valley. Again a false alarm with good intent.
The ILB was then further tasked to a report of 2 persons cut off by the tide south of The Bay Holiday Village. 2 persons were found on the beach but were okay. In view of the large swell in the area, the ILB watched over them until Filey Coastguard Rescue Team arrived to offer some advice about tides.
John Ward, Filey Lifeboat Press Officer said: “Strong spring tides combined with high water and a heavy onshore swell left little room on the beach south of Filey, so it was prudent to send the ILB to check out the people concerned. Many thanks to all the crew who turned out and also to our colleagues on the Filey Coastguard Rescue Team."
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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