Whitby RNLI’s inshore lifeboat rescues two trapped by tide at Robin Hoods Bay

Lifeboats News Release

The inshore lifeboat was launched on Saturday 5 January after the crew were alerted to two people cut off by the tide.

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Whitby RNLI heading to scene

The volunteers quickly located the casualties just North of Robin Hood’s Bay and transferred them onto the inshore lifeboat.

They were taken to a nearby slipway where the local coastguard teams checked them over and delivered safety advice.

One of the crew members involved in the rescue said: ‘We’d like to remind people to check the tide and weather conditions when visiting the coast, it is very easy to get caught out, but with a bit of planning incidents like this one could be avoided.’

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