Redcar RNLI called away from Remembrance Parade to rescue man from the sea at Marske
Redcar RNLI crew responded to an emergency call as they were marching to the cenotaph at Redcar to pay their respects as part of the 2018 Remembrance Day ceremony.
The call came at 10.50am on Sunday 11 November 2018 to rescue a man who was in the sea at Marske.
When the crew arrived they found the man waist-deep in water. Two crew members entered the sea and guided the man to the shore where police officers were waiting.
Meanwhile, representatives of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat crew and ladies guild laid wreaths at the cenotaph as part of the town’s commemoration of the end of the First World War in 1918.
Redcar RNLI branch chairman, Dr Roger Smith, laid a wreath on behalf of the lifeboat station, and lifeboat operations manager, Dave Cocks, assisted ladies guild chairperson, Jenny Emmerson, in laying a wreath on behalf of the guild.
Dave Cocks said: ‘It was a great privilege to take part in such an important event. Unfortunately some of the crew had to drop out of the march to the cenotaph to respond to the emergency call.
‘In some ways, it adds to the poignancy that our crew were called to save a life on the very day when the whole nation was reflecting on so many lives that have been lost.’