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Fishing party rescued from North Sea by Staithes and Runswick RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

A sea angling party was brought safely ashore by Staithes RNLI this afternoon (Tuesday 5 September) after they were marooned at sea.

Lifeboat in harbour with village background

RNLI/Colin Harrison

Staithes and Runswick RNLI's Atlantic 85 leaving Staithes harbour
The party of five was fishing off Boulby Cliffs between Skinningrove and Staithes when their vessel’s propeller was tangled up in a rope.

Staithes and Runswick RNLI’s volunteer crew quickly launched and within 45 minutes they had towed the fishing boat into Staithes harbour where the anglers disembarked.

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