Staithes and Runswick RNLI lifeboat launched to report of people cut off by tide
Staithes and Runswick RNLI lifeboat was paged at 9:23pm on Friday evening (7 January).
The lifeboat launched just after 9:30pm following reports from a member of the public who had noticed torch lights beneath cliffs immediately north of Skinningrove beach (near Saltburn) and feared people may be cut off by the tide.
Both HM Coastguard and Staithes and Runswick lifeboat were tasked to the incident however fortunately HM Coastguard were able to reach the location and confirmed the lights were those of anglers.
Search and rescue teams were stood down shortly after 10pm.
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