RNLI & Coastguards share a summer safety message

      As the school summer holidays approaches, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCGA) have issued a joint statement regarding safety on the coastline.   Training matters when it comes to saving lives at sea. When HM Coastguard trains together with the RNLI, it matters. Together we make a rescue force to […]

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Rescue – Friday 7 July 2017

The Redcar RNLI lifeboat was tasked to search the River Tees on Friday, 7 July 2017, after a member of the public reported sighting a possible person in the water near the Riverside football stadium, Middlesbrough. The alarm was raised shortly before 1.30pm. The RNLI volunteer crew searched the stretch of river but was unable to locate anyone in difficulties. […]

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Rescue – Saturday 24 June 2017

A woman was rescued by Redcar RNLI crews from the base of Huntcliff, Saltburn on Saturday 24 June 2017 after she became cut-off by the rising tide. The woman had been jogging from Redcar towards Skinningrove when she realised her way forward was blocked by the tide and then her escape route towards Saltburn had also become submerged. The Redcar lifeboats launched […]

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Rescue – Wednesday 14 June 2017

Redcar RNLI sprang into action after a dog swam out to sea on Wednesday 14 June 2017. Cee, a German Shepherd, swam away from his owner on the beach at Redcar just after 11am. His owner, a local woman, dialled 999 to raise the alarm, and the Redcar RNLI inshore lifeboat launched to rescue the dog within 10 minutes of the […]

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Rescue – Monday 15 May 2017

The Atlantic 85 class lifeboat Malcolm and Mona Bennett-Williams was launched on Monday 15 May 2017 after UK Coastguard received several 999 calls reporting an orange dinghy drifting five miles off Redcar. The lifeboat launched just after 4.30pm and was initially directed to search approximately one mile offshore near the Stray, Redcar. A coastguard rescue team arrived at the scene […]

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Rescue – Thursday 27 April 2017

Redcar RNLI volunteers had routine operations interrupted on Thursday 27 April 2017 when a member of the public alerted them to a young seal which had been found sheltering from North Sea storms on the steps of a seaside apartment block. Trainee RNLI crew member Steve Atkinson was on his way to the lifeboat station for a lifeboat exchange when […]

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Rescue – Sunday 23 April 2017

Reports of a surfer in difficulties led to the Redcar RNLI lifeboat being tasked to Saltburn on Sunday 23 April 2017. Members of the public telephoned UK Coastguard when a surfer became separated from their surfboard in rough seas near Saltburn pier. The crew of the Atlantic 85 class lifeboat Leicester Challenge III were paged just before 3.40pm. As the […]

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Rescue – Thursday 20 April 2017

The Redcar RNLI Atlantic 85 class lifeboat Leicester Challenge III was launched on Thursday 20 April 2017 after the two-man crew of a fishing boat sent out a distress call when their fishing boat broke down in the Tees bay approximately 1.5 miles north of the lifeboat station. The lifeboat launched just before 11am and towed the disabled craft to safety […]

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Rescue – Monday 17 April 2017

The Redcar RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched on Monday 17 April 2017 after an emergency call was made to Cleveland Police reporting a person in the sea off Redcar. UK Coastguard requested the immediate launch of the lifeboat at 4.18pm and the lifeboat was in the water four minutes later. Guided by police officers on the beach, the volunteer crew […]

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Rescue – Friday 31 March 2017

Both RNLI lifeboats from Redcar were launched in the early hours of Friday 31 March 2017 after UK Coastguard received a request for help from North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) to search for a man reported to have walked into the sea. The 999 call was made to NEAS describing a man wearing dark clothing who was seen walking into the […]

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