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Scarborough RNLI tows angling boat to safety

Lifeboats News Release

Scarborough RNLI’s new inshore lifeboat was called out yesterday morning (Wednesday 12 Jan) when a small angling boat with two people aboard suffered engine failure in Cayton Bay.

Scarborough RNLI tows angling boat to safety

RNLI/Lee Marton

Scarborough RNLI tows angling boat to safety

The helm assessed the situation and decided a tow was the safest way to assist.

The boat was towed back to the harbour by the lifeboat, which had a crew of three volunteers.

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