Flamborough RNLI lifeboat launched to people cut off by tide
Flamborough RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were involved in a multi-agency rescue of two people cut off by the rising tide at North Landing yesterday (Monday 6 July).
Flamborough RNLI lifeboat launched at 3.36pm at the request of Bridlington Coastguard, following reports that two people were cut off by the rising tide under cliffs at North Landing.
On arrival at the scene two volunteer crew swam ashore and helped the casualties move to a safer position, where there was better access for the RNLI Atlantic 85 lifeboat to get them aboard.
Despite a large swell the crew managed to get the first casualty aboard but due to the heavy swell and worsening sea state they were unable to safely get close enough to pick up the second casualty and crew members.
A cliff descent by HM Coastguard personnel proved to be impossible, it was therefore decided to request the assistance of the Search and Rescue helicopter. The second casualty was lifted to safety by the helicopter to awaiting coastguard personnel on the cliff top.
The volunteer crew and first casualty returned safely to station at South Landing at 5.25pm.
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Notes to editors
• Flamborough Lifeboat Station has been operating since 1871.
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