Two call outs in a day for Scarborough RNLI
Scarborough RNLI teamed up with the Coastguard helicopter to rescue an injured crew member on a fishing vessel on Friday (30 April).
A paramedic was winched from the helicopter down to the fishing boat, three miles out to sea.
Following an assessment, it was decided that the crew member could be taken ashore by the fishing boat.
It was the second of two call outs involving fishing boats by the lifeboat on the same day. The first one involved an engine fire.
The charity's lifeboat was crewed by volunteers.
For more information, contact Scarborough RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Dave Barry on 07890322992.
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.