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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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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