Man rescued by Scarborough RNLI lifeboat on Christmas Day

A man was helped to safety by a lifeboat crew on Christmas Day after he became stranded by seawater.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 26th December 2018, 11:43 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 5:11 pm

Scarborough Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) had a rare December 25 call-out after the man became cut off by an incoming tide.

The lifeboat was dispatched on the rescue operation at around 3.15pm yesterday.

An RNLI spokesman said: “Scarborough RNLI had its first Christmas Day shout in many years when a young man was cut off by the incoming tide.

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“The coastguards asked the inshore lifeboat to go to Scalby Ness where the man was found on rocks with the sea lapping around his ankles.

“The three-man crew took the man on board and dropped him at the Sands slipway, where coastguards were waiting.”