Bridlington RNLI lifeboat volunteers assist windsurfer
Bridlington RNLI's inshore lifeboat was launched on Sunday after reports of a windsurfer in trouble.
At the scene the casualty was lifted onto the lifeboat and assessed. Inshore lifeboat helm Andy Webber said "the man told us he was not feeling well but had improved while he was in the water." The decision was made to take the man back to shore where the Coastguard took over his care. The volunteer crew members then returned to collect the man's board.
RNLI crews continue to provide a fully operational, round the clock rescue service throughout the coronavirus crisis and have launched a joint campaign with HM Coastguard to promote beach safety. When visiting the seaside this summer, the public are urged to read local safety signs, to not use inflatables, to look out for their family and help save lives.
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.