Two call outs in a day for Scarborough RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Scarborough RNLI teamed up with the Coastguard helicopter to rescue an injured crew member on a fishing vessel on Friday (30 April).

The coastguard helicopter and the fishing boat

RNLI/Nick Gough

The coastguard helicopter and fishing boat

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.

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For more information, contact Scarborough RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Dave Barry on 07890322992.

The lifeboat, coastguard helicopter and fishing boat

Andy Shedden

The lifeboat, coastguard helicopter and fishing boat
The coastguard helicopter and fishing boat

RNLI/Nick Gough

The coastguard helicopter and fishing boat
The lifeboat and fishing boat

Keith Humphrey

The lifeboat and fishing boat

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