Scarborough RNLI called to children drifting on an inflatable
Scarborough RNLI was called out on Saturday 14 September to a report of two children drifting on an inflatable in the north bay.
By the time the inshore lifeboat had launched and navigated around the castle headland – in a matter of minutes - the youngsters were back on the beach, with Coastguards.
Andy Volans, RNLI lifeboat operations manager, said: 'Adults looking after children on the beach and in the sea should always keep a keen eye on them and be alert to the possibility of danger.'
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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.