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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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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