Scarborough RNLI investigate man in sea
Members of the public raised the alarm when they saw a man in the sea at about 10pm on Saturday night.
They called the Coastguard who asked Scarborough RNLI to investigate. The inshore lifeboat, with a crew of three, launched at 10.10pm.
The man, in a wetsuit, was going for a swim in the north bay; the sea was calm but the wind strong.
It was what the RNLI classifies as a false alarm with good intent.
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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, 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.