Four call outs in a day for Scarborough RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

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.

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The inshore lifeboat

RNLI/Lucy Collins

The inshore lifeboat

RNLI/Erik Woolcott

The Coastguard helicopter

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