Christmas Eve shouts for Scarborough RNLI
Scarborough RNLI’s inshore lifeboat had two shouts on 24 December.
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.
RNLI Media contacts
For details, ring Scarborough RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat 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.