Christmas Eve shouts for Scarborough RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Scarborough RNLI’s inshore lifeboat had two shouts on 24 December.

Christmas Eve shout for Scarborough RNLI

RNLI/Erik Woolcott

Christmas Eve shout for Scarborough RNLI

The lifeboat, with a crew of three, launched at 3.30pm to rescue a motorboat which had run out of fuel in Cayton Bay. Fortunately the occupants - two adults and three children - were equipped with radio and lifejackets. The lifeboat towed the motorboat into the harbour.

Two of the crew were back in the lifeboat for a 5.35pm launch with two further crew. They were responding to reports of a person in the sea, about 50m offshore in the south bay. The casualty required first aid and was handed over to ambulance crew on the beach. The coastguards, other RNLI crew, police and paramedics were also involved.

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