Busy day for Scarborough RNLI

Scarborough RNLI had a busy day on Tuesday when they attended four shouts in one day

By Lyndsey Young
Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 10:44 am
Updated Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 10:46 am
Photo taken by crew member Lucy Collins on Tuesday.
Photo taken by crew member Lucy Collins on Tuesday.

The inshore lifeboat launched at about 10.30am when a yacht ran aground in the harbour mouth at low tide.

A potting boat was used to rescue the one person aboard before the lifeboat crew secured the yacht by attaching it to the pier and setting an anchor.

The yacht was not blocking the harbour entrance and refloated when the tide flooded.

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Scarborough's RNLI rescued one person from the yacht. (Photo: Richard Coulson)

The second shout of the day saw the all-weather Shannon lifeboat launched at about 12.40pm, to assist in a search for a missing person between Scalby Ness and Cloughton Wyke.

The lifeboat, with a crew of six volunteers, spent about an hour and a half scouring the rocks on the coast, along with two teams of coastguards and the helicopter.

North Yorkshire Police confirmed that a missing 57-year-old Scarborough woman had been found.

This is not to be confused with 46-year-old Scarborough woman Sarah West who remains missing.

Later that evening the inshore lifeboat was launched, at around 10pm and 11pm, with a crew of three each time.