Cut off at high tide and rescued by Scarborough RNLI
Two people were rescued when they were cut off by the tide yesterday (Tuesday 26 January).
Scarborough RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launched just after 3pm and made best speed to Cornelian Bay, a mile or so south.
The people then boarded the charity's rescue craft, crewed by volunteers, and were taken to the lifeboat station.
Lifeboat operations manager Andrew Volans said: 'We advise everyone walking on the coast to please be aware of the tide times, which are published online, and plan your route carefully.'
RNLI Media contact
For more details, please ring Scarborough RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat 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.