Angler rescued by lifeboat crew

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An angler got well and truly out of his depth and had to be rescued by Scarborough RNLI on Sunday afternoon.

By the time the inshore lifeboat located him, he was standing on the highest part of Mascus rocks, near Scalby Mills. Watched by hundreds of people, coastguards on the beach had to let off orange smoke to indicate the man’s position to his rescuers. Jason Hedges, who was helming the inshore lifeboat, said: “He was a good distance from the shore and the water was nearly up to his waist.

“We picked him up, ran the boat onto the beach and offloaded him,” said Mr Hedges. “He was uninjured and didn’t require medical attention.” The inshore lifeboat, with the same crew, had been training for just such an incident only a few hours earlier. Picture submitted by Dave Barry.