Scarborough RNLI rescues Jet Ski

Lifeboats News Release

Scarborough RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was called out on Monday 19 July when a Jet Ski got into difficulties in the north bay.

Fred Tiles

The recovery of the Jet Ski

The charity's crew of three volunteers were told where it had last been spotted and were just about to start a search pattern when they found it. The driver and his partner were on the beach.

The Jet Ski was upside down and partly submerged in the choppy water, about a quarter of a mile out to sea.

The lifeboat team were aware that the Jet Ski could become a hazard to navigation and decided it was safe to tow it to shore, where they were helped by coastguards.

It emerged that the Jet Ski's engine had flooded.

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