2017

Rescues during 2017

The information on this page may not reflect the official annual rescue figures published by the RNLI.

Entries without an incident number are usually “good Samaritan services” carried out to help others in difficulty and which may not appear in the official figures. Maps are for information only and should not be relied upon.

Incident Time
Date
Boat Details
66 17:53 09 Nov 2017 B858 Report of red flare off Redcar. Nothing found after area search. False alarm.
64 & 65 17:28 07 Nov 2017 B858 & D786 Report of person entering the sea at Redcar. Nothing found after search by lifeboats, coastguard and police officers. False alarm.
63 16:37 03 Nov 2017 D786 Report of surfer in difficulties. False alarm with good intent.
62 09:36 28 Oct 2017 B858 Kayaker in difficulties at Saltburn. Rescued by surfer. Surfer and kayak recovered from sea and landed ashore at Saltburn.
60 & 61 08:29 26 Oct 2017 B858 & D786 Recovered body from base of cliffs at Saltburn.
58 & 59 11:32 02 Oct 2017 B858 & D786 Person cut off by the tide at Huntcliff. Rescued and landed ashore at Saltburn.
56 & 57 01:55 01 Oct 2017 B858 & D786 Search for missing person. Found by police.
54 & 55 01:03 14 Sep 2017 B858 & D786 Concern for the wellbeing of a person at Saltburn. Lifeboat stood down after short search. Found by police elsewhere.
53 11:11 10 Sep 2017 B858 Launched to investigate canoe with 2 pob after concerns over lack of safety equipment. Found ashore at South Gare.
51 & 52 17:11 30 Aug 2017 B858 & D786 Concern for the wellbeing of a person on the beach at Redcar. Found by police so launch cancelled.
50 15:27 28 Aug 2017 D786 Four people trapped by incoming tide on rocks at Redcar. Returned to shore so launch cancelled.
49 13:51 21 Aug 2017 D786 Two people cut off by the tide at Huntcliff. Rescued and returned to shore at Saltburn.
48 18:05 16 Aug 2017 D786 Seven people trapped by incoming tide on rocks at Redcar. Escorted to safety by crew from the shore.
47 14:31 15 Aug 2017 B858 Fishing boat broken down off Saltburn with 4pob. Towed to safety at Saltburn.
46 14:08 06 Aug 2017 B865 Fishing boat broken down off Redcar with 1pob. Towed to safety in River Tees.
45 13:37 02 Aug 2017 D786 Two people in the sea at Coatham. Recovered by RNLI lifeguards so launch cancelled.
44 13:01 01 Aug 2017 B865 Disabled diver craft and divers in the water off Skinningrove. Divers recovered by local fishing boat and transferred to lifeboat and dive craft which was then towed to safety in River Tees.
43 19:29 31 July 2017 D786 Man in toy dinghy rescued 1 mile off shore. Returned to beach for safety advice by coastguards.
41 & 42 10:05 30 Jul 2017 B865 & D786 Search for possible missing person at Redcar after clothes found on shore. Nothing found.
40 16:17 09 Jul 2017 B865 Broken down boat with 2pob. Towed to safety from the Teesside Offshore Wind Farm to the Infinity Bridge, Stockton.
38 & 39 13:40 09 Jul 2017 B865 & D786 Launched to investigate possible person trapped on Huntcliff. Nothing found.
36 & 37 19:30 08 Jul 2017 B865 & D786 Launched to investigate possible person trapped on Huntcliff. Nothing found after shore search and checks by coastguard rope rescue team.
35 13:35 07 Jul 2017 B865  Tasked to search River tees after reports of possible person in the water. Considered a false alarm after timber found in reported area.
34 09:52 07 Jul 2017 B865 Assisted other emergency services searching for a missing person in the River Tees.
33 21:00 06 Jul 2017 B865 Broken down fishing boat off Saltburn. Towed to safety at Saltburn.
31 & 32 10:11 02 Jul 2017 B865 & D786 Both lifeboats diverted from exercise to attend small craft which had collided with groyne while attempting to launch. All found safe and well.
29 & 30 14:23 24 Jun 2017 B865 & D786 Person cut off by the tide at Huntcliff. Rescued and returned to shore at Saltburn.
28 07:46 24 Jun 2017 B865 Broken down fishing boat with 3pob off Marske. Towed to safety at Redcar.
27 22:06 22 Jun 2017 B865 Report of a kayak or canoe in difficulties in Coatham Bay. Managed to return to shore unaided so lifeboat stood down en route.
  10:45 18 Jun 2017   Crew gave casualty care treatment to person suffering facial injuries after a fall near the lifeboat station.
25 & 26 10:18 17 Jun 2017 B865 & D786 Person walked into the sea at Majuba. Second person attempting rescue also reported to be in difficulties. Both lifeboat launched. Both people managed to return to the shore so lifeboats stood down.
24 10:18 17 Jun 2017 B865 Broken down boat with 3pob. Towed to safety at Hartlepool.
23 14:24 15 Jun 2017 B865 Launched to recover fatally injured dog from base of Huntcliff.
22 11:13 14 Jun 2017 D786 Called to rescue a dog swimming out to sea. Returned to lifeboat station for rewarming and reuniting with grateful owner.
21  15:15 12 Jun 2017 B865 Windsurfer in difficulties in Coatham bay. Managed to get to shore before lifeboat arrived. Lifeboat recovered equipment.
20 18:39 29 May 2017 B865 Report of an object in the sea near the Stray Café, Redcar. Identified as a tree trunk. Brought ashore to avoid further calls.
19  04:51 27 May 2017 D786 Report of a person in the sea at Redcar. Launch cancelled after police determined this was a hoax call.
 18 16:21 15 May 2017 B865 Several 999 reports of an inflatable dinghy drifting off Redcar. Search revealed the reported craft as the Saltscar Buoy.
 17 10:56 14 May 2017 B865 Fishing boat with 3pob broken down off Saltburn. Towed to safety at Saltburn.
16  15:38 23 Apr 2017 B858 Surfer in difficulties near Saltburn pier. Launch cancelled after reports that the surfer had been rescued by others.
15 14:41 20 Apr 2017 B858 Fishing boat with 2 pob broken down in Tees bay. Towed to Paddy’s Hole, River Tees.
14 16:18 17 Apr 2017 D786 Report of a body in the sea at Redcar. False alarm with good intent.
 13 12:26 11 Apr 2017 D786 Five people cut off by the tide on rocks at Redcar. managed to get to safety unaided so launch cancelled.
11 & 12 02:43 31 Mar 2017 B858 & D786 Search for person reported in the sea at Redcar. Nothing found, false alarm.
10 13:00 24 Mar 2017 B858 Person rescued from the sea at Saltburn.
9 13:26 15 Mar 2017 B858 Broken down fishing boat with 1 person on board. Towed to safety in River Tees.
7 & 8 13:09 10 Mar 2017 B858 & D786 Search for missing person. Body recovered from South Gare.
6 16:06 04 Feb 2017 D786 Reports of up to 5 people stranded on rocks at Redcar. Returned to safety unaided so launch cancelled.
5 17:06 28 Jan 2017 B858 Reports of a fishing boat in difficulties off Saltburn. On arrival all was found to be well. False alarm.
4 12:14 27 Jan 2017 D786 Launched to assist coastguard rescue teams with the recovery of a dog fallen from Huntcliff, Saltburn. Stood down en-route.
3 12:51 16 Jan 2017 D786 Reports of a surfer in difficulties off Marske. On arrival all was found to be well. False alarm.
1 & 2 23:34 08 Jan 2017 B858 & D786 Request to assist police searching for man in distress in Saltburn area. Lifeboats stood down by UK Coastguard after man was taken into care of police.