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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Rescue – Tuesday 10 May 2016

Four teenagers were rescued by the Redcar RNLI lifeboats from the base of Huntcliff, Saltburn on Tuesday 10 May 2016. The four, aged 16 and 17 years, were trapped by the incoming tide at the notorious cut-off point near the Ship Inn, Saltburn. They raised the alarm by telephoning the police who then contacted UK Coastguard. The lifeboats launched at […]

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Redcar RNLI welcomes new lifeboat

The volunteers at Redcar RNLI welcomed their new inshore lifeboat on Saturday 7 May 2016.  The naming ceremony was held in the charity’s lifeboat station when volunteer crew and their families were joined by join RNLI supporters and colleagues from neighbouring lifeboat stations to celebrate the arrival of the new lifeboat and to formally accept the vessel into their care. The D […]

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Rescue – Friday 6 May 2016

The Redcar RNLI lifeboat was tasked on Friday 6 May 2016 to go to the assistance of a broken down hovercraft. The hovercraft had lost power to its propulsion fan so the pilot beached the craft approximately 1.5 miles north west of the lifeboat station. Two crew members were sent ashore and rigged a tow rope so that the hovercraft, […]

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Rescue – Sunday 1 May 2016

A routine training exercise for the Redcar RNLI lifeboats was interrupted on Sunday 1 May 2016 after two fishing boat tractors were reported stranded on the beach with the tide rapidly coming in. UK Coastguard received a 999 call from men who were using a tractor to tow a second, broken-down tractor from Redcar to Marske for repairs. As they attempted […]

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RNLI volunteers tackle 110 mile ultra-marathon

Two RNLI volunteer helmsmen from opposite sides of the country are swapping their lifejackets for running vests to tackle a gruelling 110-mile run to raise funds for the charity. Dave Scott and Dave Barker are taking part in the Hardmoors 110 ultra-marathon over the last weekend of April. The epic race will start in Filey, North Yorkshire at 8am on […]

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Rescue – Saturday 2 April 2016

The Redcar RNLI lifeboat was tasked just after 9.30pm on Saturday 2 April 2016 when Cleveland Police requested assistance with an incident involving a man on the wrong side of the railings on Saltburn pier. The lifeboat stood by until a police negotiator persuaded the man to move away from danger.

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Rescue – Thursday 24 March 2016

While the Redcar RNLI lifeboat was completing a routine call-out to a broken down RIB, the crew was tasked to proceed to Saltburn where reports were being received of a loose horse and a missing rider. The lifeboat searched close inshore towards Saltburn and while passing Marske the crew saw ambulance personnel attending the injured rider on the beach at that […]

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Rescue – Sunday 20 March 2016

A dog had a lucky escape when it became trapped on rocks just as the tide had started to come in on Sunday 20 March 2016. The dog ran away from its owner while walking at the South Gare near Redcar and ended up stranded on a rocky outcrop on the seaward side of the breakwater. The owner was unable […]

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