Scarborough RNLI tows fishing boat to safety
Scarborough RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launched this afternoon when a fishing boat broke down close to the harbour.
On a calm sea, a couple of hours before high tide, the rescue vessel towed the small boat back to the harbour (Sunday 26 April).
The charity’s lifeboat, with a crew of three volunteers, launched at 5.10pm and returned a quarter of an hour later.
'It was a straightforward call-out and weather conditions were calm but our volunteer crew members regularly train for a wide range of scenarios like this', said LOM Andy Volans.
* For details, ring Scarborough RNLI 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.