Lifeboat rescues man with sprained ankle from Scarborough rocks

A man with a sprained ankle was rescued by Scarborough RNLI last night.

Wednesday, 12th August 2020, 12:51 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th August 2020, 12:55 pm
Scarborough inshore lifeboat

The inshore lifeboat, with a three-man crew, launched at 7.15pm and headed north to a point on the rocks halfway between Jackson’s Bay and Scalby Ness.

Coastguards had strapped the man into a stretcher but could not move him because of the incoming tide.

He was taken aboard the lifeboat and dropped off at the slipway by the Sands, where he was met by other coastguards.

A Scarborough RNLI spokesperson said: “Everyone on the coast should have a plan - check the weather forecast, tide times and read local hazard signage."

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