Scarborough RNLI to the rescue
When a small fishing boat’s engine failed yesterday afternoon, Scarborough RNLI went to its rescue.
The coble was drifting, about two miles east of the lighthouse.
The inshore lifeboat, with a volunteer crew of three, towed the stricken vessel to the harbour.
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 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.