Filey RNLI crew assist inflatable.

Lifeboats News Release

A grey inflatable with one person on board which was experiencing engine problems has been brought to safety by Filey RNLI lifeboat crew.

Filey ILB returning to the boathouse

RNLI/John Ward

Filey ILB

At around 5.30pm today (Tuesday 11th September). UK Coastguard (Humber) requested the launch of Filey’s inshore lifeboat, Braund, to assist a grey inflatable which had experienced engine problems north of Filey Brigg.

A few minutes later, the ILB launched with Sam Cross, Vanessa Thomas and Callum Garton as crew. The boat made best possible speed to the north of Filey where they found the inflatable approximately one mile from Filey Brigg

The inflatable was taken in tow and safely returned to Coble Landing, Filey.

John Ward, Lifeboat Press Officer said: “This was a straight forward tow for us. The boat owner did the right thing to ask for assistance before the night closed in. Thank you to Filey Coastguard Rescue Team for their assistance”.

Notes to editors

  • Filey Lifeboat Station was founded in 1804. It currently operates both a Mersey-Class All-Weather Lifeboat and an Inshore Lifeboat. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to Filey LifeboatStation Facebook page.filey

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For more information please telephone John Ward, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07771800748 or filey@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

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