2001

Incident Date Boat Details
57 9 December 2001
07:02hrs
B777
Fishing boat with 3 persons on board – engine failure. Towed to safety at Redcar.
56 7 December 2001
12:58hrs
B777
Fishing boat with 1 person on board broken down at Saltscar Buoy. Towed to safety at Redcar.
55 1 December 2001
02:58hrs
D523
Person in the water. Sea and shore search involving police officers, police aircraft, coastguards and lifeboat crew. Body recovered.
54 1 December 2001
02:58hrs
B777
Person in the water. Sea and shore search involving police officers, police aircraft, coastguards and lifeboat crew. Body recovered.
53 25 November 2001
12:48hrs
B777
Leicester Challenge 2’s very first rescue! Called to assist a kite surfer in difficulties in Coatham bay.
52 11 November 2001
20:47hrs
B580
Report of two persons stranded on rocks with incoming tide. Sea and shore search found no-one in difficulties. False alarm with good intent.
51 30 October 2001
09:19hrs
D523
Labrador dog in difficulties after chasing a ball in to the sea. Lifeboat launched but dog owner waded in to sea to rescue dog. Both safe and well.
50 28 October 2001
15:40hrs
B580
Youth on Body Board in difficulties in Coatham Bay. Rescued by lifeboat and given treatment on shore for hypothermia before transfer to doctor and paramedics. See the BBC News report on this rescue on the BBC News online service.
49 14 October 2001
16:02hrs
B580
While returning from search for fishing boat reported overdue in poor visibility assisted person trapped on legs of Saltburn pier.
48 14 October 2001
15:40hrs
B580
Fishing boat reported overdue in poor visibility. Nothing found after area search.
47 14 October 2001
15:07hrs
D523
Fishing boat with three persons on board overdue in poor visibility. Found following shore edge to safety at Redcar.
46 14 October 2001
15:07hrs
B580
Fishing boat with 3 persons on board overdue in poor visibility. Found following shore edge to safety at Redcar.
45 10 October 2001
13:00hrs
B580
Report of kite surfer in difficulties. Assisted to shore by fellow windsurfers .
44 21 September 2001
13:40hrs
D523
Launched to assist police search for evidence from crime scene.
43 21 September 2001
13:40hrs
B580
Launched to assist police search for evidence from crime scene.
42 31 August 2001
12:40hrs
B580
4 people cut off by rising tide at base of Huncliffe, Saltburn. B580 “Leicester Challenge” launched to assess situation and RAF SeaKing helicopter diverted from exercise. B580 stood by while helicopter winched stranded people to safety.
41 21 August 2001
13:22hrs
D523
Solo diver reported overdue. D523 launched to investigated – diver resurfaced shortly after lifeboat arrived on scene. Diver was all-OK and no assistance required.
40 19 August 2001
15:20hrs
B580
Divers boat in difficulties while attempting to return to shore. Lifeboat crew from B580 entered water to assist divers to recover the boat to the beach.
39 19 August 2001
15:00hrs
B580
Reports of red flare fired in Coatham Bay. B580 dispatched from Teesmouth lifeboat open day to investigate. Nothing found after area search.
37 & 38 16 August 2001
21:52hrs
B580 & D523
Woman attempting suicide by walking in to sea. Textbook actions by teenage boy and girl to raise the alarm and keep woman in sight until further assistance arrived. B580 “Leicester Challenge”, just back from refit, launched with D523. Woman in very distressed state given treatment for shock and hypothermia at lifeboat station until doctor and paramedics arrived to take woman to hospital. This rescue was complicated by the fact the woman was pregnant.
36 12 August 2001
13:12hrs
B570
Windsurfer in difficulties after equipment failure. B570 launched and crew assisted with repairs to surfboard using spares given by another windsurfer.
35 12 August 2001
13:03hrs
B570
Report of windsurfer in difficulties. Crew assembled but lifeboat assistance not required.
34 30 July 2001
16:34hrs
B570
Child reported to be missing on the beach at Redcar. Child found safe and well and returned to parents. Lifeboat assistance not required.
33 20 July 2001
22:48hrs
B570
Person threatening to jump from cliffs at Saltburn. B570 tasked with night sights and body recovery equipment. Police managed to take person in to custody.
32 15 July 2001
10:38hrs
B570
Speed boat with 4 persons on board, broken down and drifting on to East Scar rocks. B570 diverted from exercise to tow craft to safety at Redcar.
31 11 July 2001
18:45hrs
D523
Person in a confused state walked in to the sea. Combined effort by boat and shore crew ensured person returned to beach safely.
30 3 July 2001
17:24hrs
D523
Kite surfer in difficulties in Coatham Bay. Located and returned safely to shore.
29 3 July 2001
15:04hrs
D523
Swimmer in difficulties at Saltburn. Rescued by a member of the public.
28 28 June 2001
20:16hrs
B570
Whilst returning from call out below, diverted to rescue 3 teenage boys trapped by rising tide on legs of Saltburn pier. Two boys rescued from legs of pier and third from sea while attempting to swim ashore.
27 28 June 2001
19:36hrs
B570
Report of a canoeist in difficulties at Saltburn. Nothing found after area search – false alarm.
26 27 June 2001
12:58hrs
B570
Fishing boat broken down 2 miles from Saltburn with 1 person on board. Located and towed to safety at Redcar.
25 24 June 2001
14:25hrs
B570
Jet ski broken down with 1 person on board. Located and towed to safety at Redcar.
24 24 June 2001
10:56hrs
B570
Report of boat capsized at Saltburn. B570 launched to investigate but nothing found. False alarm with good intent.
23 5 June 2001
13:42hrs
B570
Small fishing boat, 1 person on board, suffered major engine failure. Relief boat B570, “Himley Hall” towed to safety at the shore at Redcar.
22 28 May 2001
14:55hrs
D523
Child in an inflatable dinghy, drifting to sea in strong offshore winds. Crew stood by while child rescued by beach lifeguards.
21 28 May 2001
13:25hrs
B580
Speedboat with 3 persons on board, broken down approx. 1 mile from lifeboat station. Towed to safety at Redcar.
20 23 May 2001
16:09hrs
D523
Surfer reported to be in difficulties close inshore. D523 launched but on investigation no assistance required. False alarm with good intent.
19 23 May 2001
14:31hrs
B580
Divers boat broken down with 3 persons on board. Located and towed to safety at River Tees.
18 17 May 2001
13:30hrs
B580
16ft fishing boat with 2 persons on board. Disabled through electrical failure off Saltburn. Towed to safety at Saltburn beach.
17 5 May 2001
19:00hrs
Crew
Crew returned to Saltburn with TW18 launching tractor to salvage fishing coble previously beached (see below) to prevent flowing tide carrying vessel and damaging newly refurbished Saltburn pier. Crew returned to station 01:00 hrs 6 May.
16 5 May 2001
14:25hrs
B580
While attending incident with fishing coble, crew gave first aid and oxygen to a second person ashore collapsed with head injuries.
15 5 May 2001
14:20hrs
D523
Launched to assist with fishing coble with 1 person on board washed ashore at Saltburn after anchor dragged.
14 5 May 2001
13:53hrs
B580
Fishing coble with 1 person on board washed ashore at Saltburn after anchor dragged.
13 30 April 2001
17:36hrs
B580
Yacht reported to be standing in to danger approx. 1 mile ENE of lifeboat station. Investigated and all found to be well and no assistance needed.
12 4 April 2001
13:27hrs
B580
Kite-surfer in difficulties close inshore in heavy seas and strong winds. B580 prepared to launch but wind and tide brought casualty ashore so no launch required.
10 & 11 3 April 2001
21:38hrs
B580 & D469
Report of red flares. Nothing found after extensive sea search. Later enquiries suggested fireworks may have been set off close to the shore.
9 1 April 2001
17:38hrs
B580
Report of a small fishing vessel in difficulties. B580 dispatched while second rescue was ongoing (see above). Fishing vessel found to be under way and not in difficulties. B580 returned to assist with second rescue.
8 1 April 2001
17:28hrs
D469
Swimmer in difficulties. Recovered from sea in extremely hypothermic condition. Returned to lifeboat station for immediate medical attention by crew & doctor before being transferred to ambulance.
7 8 March 2001
15:28hrs
D469
Jetski with 1 rider on board, broken down within sight of the lifeboat station. Rider taken on board lifeboat and jetski towed to shore at Redcar.
6 25 February 2001
13:57hrs
B580
Adult and three children cut off by the tide at the base of Huntcliff, Saltburn. RAF SeaKing helicopter diverted from exercise and winched all persons to safety while B580 stood by. All survivors landed at Saltburn.
5 20 February 2001
14:25hrs
B580
Parasurfer in difficulties close inshore when equipment failed. Person located in the water and recovered to safety.
4 11 February 2001
12:26hrs
B580
Small speed boat with 5 p.o.b. firing red flares within sight of lifeboat station. Vessel quickly located and brought to safety at Redcar.
2 & 3 28 January 2001
09:45hrs
B580 & D469
Second search for elderly person. Shore and sea search failed to find anything.
1 25 January 2001
09:30hrs
B580
Search for elderly person in confused state reported missing from home. Shore and sea search failed to find anything.