Flamborough lifeboat launched to people cut off by tide
Flamborough RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew launched on Sunday 17 June to the assistance of two people cut off by the tide at Flamborough head.
Flamborough RNLI lifeboat launched at 4.24 pm at the request of Bridlington Coastguard, following reports of two people at the bottom of the cliff at Pigeon Hole, Flamborough head. Concern was raised as they had been cut off by the incoming tide and were unable to make their way back to safety.
The volunteer crew attended the scene where they took the two men on board. They arrived safely at South Landing at 4.50 pm where the two men were received by personnel of Bridlington Coastguard Rescue Team who offered them suitable advice.
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.