Rescue – Friday 7 July 2017

The Redcar RNLI lifeboat was tasked to search the River Tees on Friday, 7 July 2017, after a member of the public reported sighting a possible person in the water near the Riverside football stadium, Middlesbrough.

The alarm was raised shortly before 1.30pm. The RNLI volunteer crew searched the stretch of river but was unable to locate anyone in difficulties. A wider search found a tree trunk which could have been the cause of the call and the lifeboat was subsequently stood down and returned to Redcar.

Earlier in the day the lifeboat had also been sent to the River Tees to assist in the search for a missing person. The person was found ashore by other emergency services.

The previous evening, at 9pm on Thursday, 6 July 2017, the Redcar lifeboat was sent to Saltburn to tow to safety a small fishing boat which had broken down with two people and a dog on board.