RNLI Bridlington lifeboats called after reports of kite surfers in trouble.
The station's inshore lifeboat and the all-weather lifeboat were paged at 6.20 pm on Saturday 11 May after members of the public had seen two kite surfers in difficulty.
After hearing reports regarding the sea conditions the Deputy Launching Authority decided to also launch the town's Shannon lifeboat Antony Patrick Jones with Coxswain Steve Emmerson in charge.
With the breaking and confused seas the all-weather lifeboat would be a better platform to see anyone in the water and add cover for the inshore lifeboat crew.
Coastguards patrolled the beach trying to spot the reported kite surfers and also asking members of the public if they had seen anyone in need of help.
Both lifeboats searched the area in very challenging conditions before being stood down after the coastguard teams confirmed the surfers had reached the shore safely.
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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.