Flamborough RNLI volunteers rescue two men adrift in inflatable dinghy

Lifeboats News Release

Flamborough RNLI volunteer crew rescued two men who were adrift in an inflatable dinghy off North Landing on Sunday afternoon.

The Atlantic 85 RNLI lifeboat Elizabeth Jane Palmer was launched on service at 12.55 pm on Sunday 18 August tasked with locating an inflatable dinghy which had been reported to have two people on board requiring assistance one and half miles off North Landing, Flamborough.

A speedy response of volunteer crew saw the lifeboat at sea within seven minutes of receiving the call. Flamborough RNLI have an average response time of nine minutes.

The volunteer crew located the dinghy to find it was rapidly deflating with two adults on board. The casualties were transferred to Flamborough RNLI lifeboat and taken to the beach at North Landing where Coastguard personnel were waiting.

Flamborough RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, David Freeman said: 'This incident highlights the need for caution and to be aware of prevailing weather conditions and suitability of craft when going to sea.'

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