Double call-out for Staithes RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The Staithes and Runswick RNLI lifeboat was called out at 7am today (Friday) after a fishing vessel broke down off the North Yorkshire coast.

The vessel, with three men on board, was located two miles off Boulby cliffs and was successfully towed into Staithes harbour.

It completed a busy 48 hours for the volunteer crew who were called out the previous day during a lengthy air/sea search after a microlight aircraft had mistakenly been reported lost at sea.

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Grant McKee, Staithes RNLI Press Officer, 07801 257 614

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