Lifeboat called after pair's jet ski breaks down in North Bay, Scarborough

Lifeboat volunteers were called out to help two people whose jet ski had broken down near Scarborough.

Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 9:19 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 9:20 am

The inshore lifeboat from Scarborough was sent out at 12.15pm on Saturday to help the pair in North Bay.

A member of the RNLI lifeguard team had paddled out on a rescue board to the stricken craft to offer assistance.

Once on the scene, the lifeboat and her crew transported everyone back to the safety of the beach before towing the jet ski - which had drifted nearly two miles out to sea by the time the operation was complete.

Scarborough North Bay

The lifeboat team said the jet ski was well prepared for sea safety, carrying a radio and flares.

The pair on board were also wearing appropriate lifejackets.

The RNLI recommends all watercraft carry this equipment to call for help and to survive at sea if needed.

"If you’re out at sea, whether that’s for pleasure or work, always make sure you have a way of calling for help," said inshore lifeboat helm Rob Gaunt.

"Take the time to check your equipment, the tides and weather, and the local area, and if things still go wrong – we’ll be there to help."

If you see anyone injured or in distress on the coast, dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.

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