Scarborough RNLI lifeboats launch for separate incidents
Both Scarborough RNLI lifeboats launched in response to two separate Coastguard requests.
The all-weather Shannon lifeboat, with a crew of six, was dispatched to tow an 11m yacht which had broken down two and a half nautical miles north east of the town.
The inshore lifeboat, with a crew of three, was asked to look for a casualty who was found shortly after the emergency craft launched.
*For details, ring Scarborough RNLI press officer Dave Barry on 07890 322992.
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 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.