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Missing man found after search in freezing night-time conditions

Lifeboats News Release

The Redcar RNLI lifeboat launched in freezing night-time conditions to search for a missing man on Friday 9 April 2021.

Library image of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat

RNLI/Dave Cocks

Library image of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat

The man had been reported missing earlier in the day from Marske, near Redcar. Extensive searches were carried out by police officers and the police helicopter, together with Coastguard rescue and the Cleveland Mountain Rescue teams.

At 10.15pm the Redcar lifeboat was launched in temperatures quickly falling below zero Celsius to search between Saltburn and Skinningrove. Using a hand-held themal imaging device, the lifeboat crew were able to guide a Coastguard rescue team to the man's location where they found the man alive and were able to assist him to nearby paramedics for assessment and treatment.


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Attached is a library image of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat. Credit RNLI/Dave Cocks

Redcar lifeboat station has been operating since 1802

Redcar currently operates a B-class lifeboat named Leicester Challenge III, paid for by the people of Leicester, and an IB1-class lifeboat named Eileen May Loach-Thomas, paid from the legacy of the late Mr Nick Thomas of Shropshire

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