Four call outs in a day for Scarborough RNLI
Scarborough RNLI had four call outs in a day on Tuesday (11 May).
The charity's inshore lifeboat launched at about 10.30am when a yacht ran aground in the harbour mouth at low tide.
A potting boat rescued the one person aboard and the lifeboat’s crew of three volunteers secured the yacht by attaching it to the pier and setting an anchor.
The yacht wasn’t blocking the harbour entrance and refloated when the tide flooded.
The all-weather Shannon class lifeboat launched at about 12.40pm to assist in a search for a missing person between Scalby Ness and Cloughton Wyke, just north of Scarborough.
The lifeboat, with a crew of six volunteers, spent about an hour and a half scouring the shoreline, along with two teams of coastguards and their helicopter.
The missing person was eventually found.
Two nocturnal call outs increased the daily tally to four.
The inshore lifeboat, with a crew of three each time, launched at about 10pm and 11pm.
RNLI Media Contact
For details, ring 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.