Both RNLI lifeboats from Redcar were launched in the early hours of Sunday 30 May 2021 to assist in the search for a man reported missing in the Redcar area.
The lifeboats launched just before 1.30am and a search was conducted between Redcar and the South Gare lighthouse. A Coastguard rescue team ashore heard sounds coming from an area of shoreline near the lighthouse and the inshore lifeboat was tasked to investigate the sounds. On arrival, the crew were able to locate the missing man.
He was taken on board the lifeboat to a nearby slipway where he was placed into the care of waiting police officers. The lifeboats arrived back at the lifeboat station at 3.40am.
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Attached is a library image of the South gare lighthouse. Credit RNLI/Dave Cocks
Redcar lifeboat station has been operating since 1802
Redcar currently operates a B-class lifeboat named Leicester Challenge III, paid for by the people of Leicester, and an IB1-class lifeboat named Eileen May Loach-Thomas, paid from the legacy of the late Mr Nick Thomas of Shropshire
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