Scarborough RNLI in multi-agency search
Scarborough RNLI’s inshore lifeboat spent over three hours in a multi-agency search for a missing person today (Wed 26 May).
Tasked by the coastguard, the rescue vessel conducted a shoreline search between Scalby Mills and Cloughton Wyke, covering the same area twice.
One of the charity's three volunteer crew members spotted the missing person and alerted the other agencies taking part in the search, who included the coastguards and the police. A helicopter was involved.
The lifeboat launched at about 5.20pm and was rehoused and ready for service by about 8.30pm.
* 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, 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.