2016 Boxing Day Dip

Here are our images from the 2016 Boxing Day Dip. Can you spot yourself? All rights reserved. Please contact this website before using these images. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

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Rescue – 24 December 2016

The Redcar RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched on 24 December 2016 to recover from the sea kitesurfing equipment which had become detached from the kitesurfer. Several calls were made to UK Coastguard reporting that a kite could be seen blowing across the surface of the sea off Redcar, but there was no sight of the surfer himself. As Redcar Coastguard Rescue […]

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1836 – Tragedy on Christmas Day

The 25th December marks the 181st anniversary of the loss of a Redcar RNLI volunteer at sea. William Guy died aged 41 when he was lost overboard on Christmas Day, 1836, while on Redcar’s lifeboat the Zetland, which is today the oldest surviving lifeboat in the world.   Mr Guy was attempting to to rescue the crew of the stricken […]

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Farewell to Stan

It was a sad occasion today as the crew of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat station said “farewell” to Stan Layton, a boathouse attendant at Redcar for many years, who passed away on 2 December 2016. Stan was a popular face at the lifeboat station in the 1990s and 2000s and was always there for the crew with a fresh brew […]

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Redcar RNLI volunteer awards

Two RNLI volunteers from Redcar have had their long service to the charity recognised at an awards ceremony held recently. Dr Roger Smith, a Redcar-based general practitioner, has been the lifeboat medical adviser in Redcar for over 20 years. He was presented with the RNLI’s gold badge in recognition of his work with the crews at Redcar. Jenny Emmerson, who […]

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Calling all Middlesbrough FC fans!

Calling all Boro fans! We have a fantastic auction coming up this weekend. Thanks to the generosity of club sponsors Ramsdens, we have three pairs of tickets for the Twinkle Twinkle Meet The Stars event at the Riverside stadium on the afternoon of  Thursday 22 December 2016. We are auctioning the tickets in a “blind auction” with the three highest […]

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Capsize training

Unlikely as it is, all inshore lifeboat crews have to prepare for a capsize. For the next couple of weeks we’ll be using a special IB1 class lifeboat to practise our drills in case the worst should happen. This video gives you a good idea of what’s involved.  

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