Moonlit shout for Scarborough RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Scarborough RNLI was called out overnight when a fisherman experienced breathing difficulties and chest pains.

The lifeboat is launched

RNLI/Nick Gough

The lifeboat is launched

The inshore lifeboat, with a crew of three volunteers, launched at 1.16am on a calm, moonlit sea.

The fishing boat was about a mile and a half out to sea.

The casualty was transferred to the lifeboat and taken to the harbour and then the hospital.

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