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Staithes RNLI rescue anglers

Lifeboats News Release

Staithes RNLI lifeboat crew today (Wednesday June 13) rescued two anglers who were marooned two miles out at sea between Staithes and Whitby.

Lifeboat crashing through wave

RNLI/Colin Harrison

Staithes & Runswick RNLI Atlantic 85

The anglers aboard the 14ft boat were off Port Mulgrave when their outboard motor, still attached to the boat, slipped into the sea.

Staithes and Runswick RNLI’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat sped to the scene and recovered the outboard motor and towed the boat back to its moorings in Staithes harbour.

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