Two call-outs in 24 hours for Scarborough RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Scarborough RNLI had two call-outs over the last 24 hours.

Yesterday's launch

RNLI/Aaron Yeoman

Yesterday's launch

Yesterday afternoon (Friday 11 March), the charity's all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch to rescue a person who had been cut off by the tide, just north of Filey Brigg.

The lifeboat, with a crew of six volunteers, stood by, close to shore, in a moderate to rough sea and a force-8 south-easterly wind. The casualty was winched to safety by the coastguard helicopter.

Scarborough RNLI advises everyone using the coast for recreational or other purposes to check the times of high and low tides either online or via the tide timetable available at the lifeboat shop.

At 4.30am today (Saturday, 12 March), the inshore lifeboat launched to look for a person reported to be in the sea.

The lifeboat crew of three searched the area between the lifeboat house and Aquarium Top.

Conditions were challenging with a southerly force-5 wind and high waves, which made the search quite difficult.

The lifeboat was stood down when the person was located by the coastguards.

It returned to station and was ready for its next callout by 6am.

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

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