Filey Lifeboat Crew save missing teenager.
A teenager who had been missing for over 12 hours has been saved by Filey Lifeboat Crew today (Monday 30th July).
Just after 9.30am, UK Coastguard (Humber) requested the launch of Filey’s Inshore Lifeboat (ILB), Braund, to assist Coastguard Rescue Teams from Filey, Scarborough, Burniston and Bridlington search for a missing person last seen walking on Filey beach around 9pm yesterday evening.
A few minutes later, the ILB launched with Ben Hargreaves, Sarah Scrivener and Liam Frampton as crew. The crew commenced a shoreline search from Filey towards the south.
After about 30 minutes, the teenager was spotted under the cliffs at Bempton, some 5 miles south of Filey. Crew member Liam Frampton entered the water to assist her. She was recovered to the ILB very cold and very wet but otherwise safe and well, before being transferred to the Coastguard Rescue Teams and in to the care of the Ambulance Service.
John Ward, Filey Lifeboat Press Officer said: “The ILB crew did an excellent job today. They were able to locate and save the missing teenager who has now been safely re-united with her family. A very pleasing outcome. Thanks to all the Coastguard Teams and other RNLI personnel who assisted.”
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.
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, in a normal year, 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.