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Filey RNLI rescue two from cliffs.

Lifeboats News Release

Filey RNLI lifeboat crew have rescued two people, one of whom was injured, from rocks earlier this morning. (Wednesday 12th August)

Filey ILB launching

RNLI/John Ward

Filey ILB launching

Just before 7.30am, UK Coastguard (Humber) requested the launch of Filey’s inshore lifeboat (ILB), Braund, to assist Coastguard Cliff Rescue Teams evacuate two people who had become stuck underneath 200 feet cliffs about two miles north of Filey Brigg, during the early hours of the day when they had decided to go for a walk.

Within a few minutes, the ILB had launched with Neil Cammish, Vanessa Thomas and Liam Frampton as crew. Sea conditions were good but there was dense fog in the area.

A short time later, the ILB arrived on scene near a place known locally as Chimney Hole where the crew administered first aid to the female who had fallen on rocks in her flip flops and suffered injuries to her arm and ankle.

Both persons were recovered onto the ILB and taken to Coble Landing, Filey where they were met by the local Coastguards.

John Ward, Filey Lifeboat Press Officer said: “Taking the two people from the base of the cliff was considered the best method of evacuation and with one of our crew being a trained Paramedic, they were both in safe hands and taken back to Filey. Many thanks to all the Filey RNLI personnel who attended and also to Filey Coastguard Rescue Team.”

Notes to editors

  • Filey Lifeboat Station was founded in 1804. It currently operates both a Mersey-Class All-Weather Lifeboat and an Inshore Lifeboat. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to Filey Lifeboat Station Facebook page.

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