Quick response from Scarborough RNLI
Scarborough RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was called to the south bay at about 8.30pm last night in response to a report of a man in the sea.
On a calm sea and an ebbing tide, the lifeboat launched quickly, recovered the casualty and took him to paramedics on the slipway opposite the Olympia.
The all-weather lifeboat was on standby at the water’s edge but wasn’t needed.
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.