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Scarborough RNLI to the rescue

Lifeboats News Release

When a small fishing boat’s engine failed yesterday afternoon, Scarborough RNLI went to its rescue.

Scarborough RNLI inshore lifeboat (archive image)

RNLI/Dave Barry

Scarborough RNLI inshore lifeboat (archive image)

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.

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For details, ring Scarborough RNLI press officer Dave Barry on 07890 322992.

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