Filey RNLI crew save 2 struggling in water.

Lifeboats News Release

Filey‘s all-weather lifeboat crew have saved two kayakers who had fallen in the sea in a notorious tideway off Filey this morning. (Sunday 15th July)

Filey ALB leaving the boathouse prior to the service call.

RNLI/John Ward

Filey ALB leaving the boathouse prior to the service call.

At around 10.20am, Filey’s Mersey Class all-weather lifeboat (ALB), Keep Fit Association, was diverted from exercise to reports of 2 people struggling in the sea off Filey Brigg in a very strong ebbing tide.

Under the command of coxswain/ mechanic Neil Cammish, with Dave Eblet, Pete Macauley, Ben Hargreaves, Paul Taylor and Sarah Scrivener as crew, the ALB made best possible speed to the location.

2 men were pulled from the sea. They had fallen from their kayak whilst fishing and were unable to climb back on board. Both men along with their kayak were taken back to Coble Landing, Filey to the care of Filey Coastguard Rescue Team.

John Ward, Filey Lifeboat Press Officer said:” The 2 men were fortunately spotted by a local angling boat and the ALB which was on exercise to the north of Filey Brigg was soon on scene and had recovered them from the water. Thankfully all has turned out well. Thanks to Filey Coastguard Rescue Team and our own shore crew for their help.”

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 Facebook page.

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