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Scarborough RNLI rescues two people cut off by the tide

Lifeboats News Release

Two people were cut off by the tide on Saturday (1 January), triggering the launch of Scarborough RNLI’s inshore lifeboat.

The tide timetable for Scarborough, Bridlington and Whitby

RNLI/Dave Barry

The tide timetable for Scarborough, Bridlington and Whitby

The emergency vessel launched at about 1.15pm, an hour and a half before high tide, and made best speed to Cayton Bay.

The crew of three volunteers took the two people aboard and transferred them to the safety of the nearby beach, where coastguards were waiting to check them over.

The charity advises that everybody walking on the coast should try to be aware of the tide times, which are available online. A tide timetable for Scarborough, Bridlington and Whitby for the whole of 2022 can be bought at the lifeboat shop for £1.50.

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For details, ring Scarborough RNLI press officer Dave Barry on 07890 322992.

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