Scarborough RNLI launches for missing person

Lifeboats News Release

Scarborough RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was launched this afternoon at the coastguard’s request.

A missing person was understood to be on the shoreline near Burniston.

The coastguards were already at the scene by the time the lifeboat arrived.

One of the crew of three was a paramedic who swam ashore in choppy water to assist.

The coastguard helicopter landed on the clifftop and the casualty was winched aboard and taken to hospital.

The lifeboat was out for over two hours.

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