Rescue – 31 December 2016

The Redcar RNLI lifeboat was called into action early on 31 December 2016 when a fishing boat suffered mechanical failure three miles north east of Redcar. The two-man crew of the fishing boat alerted UK Coastguard just after midnight on 31 December when their craft suffered gearbox failure while they were preparing to bring ashore fishing gear ahead of predicted […]

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Rescue – Monday 14 November 2016

A group of dog walkers had to be rescued after they were cut off by the tide at Marske, North Yorkshire on Monday 14 November 2016. A man and two women were walking a pair of dogs on the beach just before half past eleven in the morning when they found themselves marooned on a sand bar near Cliff House […]

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Rescue – Thursday 10 November 2016

A Mayday call from a lone sailor after his inflatable dinghy capsized sparked a call for the Redcar RNLI lifeboats on Thursday 10 November 2016. The man was thrown into the sea after his 3-metre inflatable capsized close inshore at Redcar just before 10.30am. The call was picked up by the UK Coastguard who alerted the volunteers of the Redcar […]

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Rescue – Saturday 15 October 2016

A man is lucky to be alive after he attempted to swim in rough seas at Redcar on Saturday afternoon, 15 October 2016. The man stripped down to his underwear and went into the sea approximately 100 metres east of the lifeboat station slipway. He quickly got into difficulties and was carried by the current for around 200 metres before […]

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Rescue – Saturday 17 September 2016

Three teenagers cut off by the rising tide had to be rescued by the Redcar RNLI inshore lifeboat on Saturday 17 September 2016. The trio, two boys and a girl, and all from Redcar, were exploring East Scar rocks when they found themselves marooned by the rapidly rising sea. One of the boys dialled 999 and UK Coastguard tasked the […]

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Rescue – Sunday 14 August 2016

The Redcar lifeboat was launched on Sunday 14 August 2016 after reports of a red flare off Redcar.   The lifeboat launched at 10.35pm and began an area search to the east of the Teesside Wind Farm. Whilst the search was on-going, UK Coastguard officers ashore discovered a recently used Chinese lantern. Subsequently the search, which also involved the Tees […]

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Rescue – Saturday 30 July 2016

A routine emergency call for the volunteer crew of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat took an unexpected twist when a pod of dolphins appeared alongside the lifeboat off Redcar, North Yorkshire. The Redcar lifeboat Leicester Challenge III was tasked to a small fishing boat stranded 4 miles off Redcar after its engine failed. A tow was rigged and the lifeboat was […]

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Rescue Tuesday 19 July 2016

Two teenagers had to be rescued at Redcar on Tuesday 19 July 2016 after they were trapped on rocks by the incoming tide. Several members of the public dialled 999 after they saw the two having difficulties returning to the shore. The RNLI crew from Redcar was tasked at noon and the inshore lifeboat launched soon after. The teenagers, both […]

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Rescue – Tuesday 24 May 2016

A man and woman had to be rescued at Saltburn after they were cut off by the incoming tide at the base of Huntcliff on Tuesday 24 May 2016. The couple dialled 999 at around 3.30pm when they found themselves trapped while walking from Skinningrove towards Saltburn. UK Coastguard dispatched the two RNLI lifeboats from Redcar. On arrival, the station’s […]

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Rescue – Sunday 22 May 2016

Both RNLI lifeboats were launched just before 2.30pm on Sunday 22 May 2016 after a man was reported stranded by the incoming tide at the base of Huntcliff, Saltburn. On arrival the crews found that the man had managed to swim to safety and was in the care of coastguard teams from Redcar, Staithes and Skinningrove.

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