Flamborough lifeboat launched to broken down vessel
Flamborough RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew launched on Saturday 9 June to the assistance of a six metre RIB (rigid inflatable boat) with engine problems.
Flamborough RNLI lifeboat launched at 5.23 pm to attend the six metre dive boat which was off Thornwick bay, Flamborough. The crew of the vessel were unable to use its outboard motor due to electrical problems.
The vessel, which had three people on board was towed from its position off Thornwick bay to South Shore beach, Bridlington.
Flamborough RNLI volunteer crew returned safely to South Landing at 6.30 pm
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.