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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Capsize training

Unlikely as it is, all inshore lifeboat crews have to prepare for a capsize. For the next couple of weeks we’ll be using a special IB1 class lifeboat to practise our drills in case the worst should happen. This video gives you a good idea of what’s involved.  

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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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Summer sunshine helps boost Redcar Lifeboat Day

Summer sunshine brought hundreds of RNLI supporters to the Redcar RNLI lifeboat Day on Saturday 16 July 2016, boosting the charity’s funds by over £3000. The day was organised by the station volunteers themselves and included fundraising stalls, and was topped off by a search and rescue demonstration at sea with a coastguard helicopter. The day began with the lifeboats […]

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Redcar RNLI issues tide warning

Redcar RNLI is issuing a bank holiday warning about the perils of being trapped by the tide at Saltburn. Already in 2016 there have been four emergencies at Huntcliff, with 10 people finding themselves cut off by the rising tide. The rescues have called on the services of the RNLI lifeboats from Redcar, police and coastguard helicopters and coastguard rescue […]

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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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Wind farm supports new Redcar RNLI weather station

The RNLI in Redcar is helping local sailors stay safe with the help of a new weather station bought with the help of the Tees Offshore Community Benefit Fund. The weather station connects to the internet through the Redcar charity’s website and provides up-to-the-minute information on wind speed and direction. Together with a webcam which shows the sea conditions, the […]

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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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