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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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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