Redcar Lifeboat Day goes virtual

The 2020 Lifeboat Day will be very different to any the 218-year-old Redcar lifeboat station has held before. While some COVID-19 restrictions have been eased, face-to-face fundraising planned for Saturday 17 July won’t be going ahead as normal. So instead the Redcar volunteers are taking to social media to boost their funds. Dave Cocks, spokesman for Redcar RNLI, explains: ‘Lifeboat […]

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Fisherman dies after being swept into the sea

A fisherman has died after he was swept into the sea near Redcar. The Redcar RNLI lifeboat was tasked at 4.46pm on Sunday 7 June 2020 after UK Coastguard received reports that a fisherman had been washed into the sea at the South Gare lighthouse near Redcar. While the lifeboat was proceeding other members of the lifeboat crew drove to […]

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Help us make the next rescue

The health crisis has hit our income hard. Lockdown halted the fundraising events we rely on to power our lifesaving service. Yet we have never stopped being on call 24/7, ready and willing to save lives. We still need protective crew kit and fuel to launch our lifeboats. And the lifeboat station and lifeboats still need to be maintained and repaired. With your […]

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A century of service at Redcar RNLI

Two volunteers at Redcar have clocked up one hundred years of RNLI service between them. Tony Jamieson and Bob O’Neill both began volunteering for the RNLI in 1969. Tony joined the Teesmouth lifeboat station as a crew member before becoming second mechanic. He was part of the lifeboat crew involved in the fateful grounding in 1993 of the giant tanker […]

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News on our webcam

We’ve had to change the address of our webcam image because of changes made at the host computer. You’ll now  find our webcam at http://www.redcarlifeboat.org.uk/webcam_test/ Please update any links you might have.  

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Garage’s 90-year support to Redcar RNLI recognised

A garage has had its 90-year support for the Redcar lifeboat station recognised with a certificate of thanks from the charity’s chairman. EL Denney & Son has been based close to the town’s lifeboat station on the esplanade, Redcar, since 1928. The garage’s founder, Laurie Denney was a strong supporter of the RNLI. When his son Ian took over running […]

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Royal appointment for Redcar RNLI volunteer

Tony Wild, a volunteer helm at the RNLI lifeboat station at Redcar, North Yorkshire, had an appointment with royalty on Thursday 31 May 2018 when he attended the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. Tony Wild, together with his wife Mandy, was invited to represent the RNLI at the event, held on the lawns of the palace. Her Majesty The […]

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Rescue – Saturday 26 May 2018

A yacht struck rocks at Redcar after suffering an engine fire, prompting a joint rescue by RNLI lifeboats from Redcar and Hartlepool on Saturday 26 May 2018. The alarm was raised just after 5.15pm by an off-duty Redcar RNLI crew member who saw the yacht sailing close inshore and then strike rocks known as East Scar. The Redcar lifeboat launched […]

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