Scarborough RNLI lifeboat rescue person from South Bay on Christmas Eve

Scarborough RNLI lifeboat crew rescued a person from the sea off the South Bay on Christmas Eve.

By Corinne Macdonald
Friday, 27th December 2019, 9:16 am
Updated Friday, 27th December 2019, 9:17 am

Four of the crew were in the inshore lifeboat at 5.35pm for a launch responding to reports of a person in the sea, approximately 50m offshore.

The casualty required first aid and was handed over to ambulance crew on the beach.

The coastguards, other RNLI crew, police and paramedics were also involved.

The inshore lifeboat. Picture from Scarborough RNLI

This was the second shout of the day for the inshore lifeboat which was also launched at 3.30pm to rescue a motorboat which had run out of fuel in Cayton Bay.

Fortunately the occupants - two adults and three children - were equipped with radio and life jackets.

The lifeboat towed the motorboat into the harbour.

Crews after towing the motorboat into the harbour. Picture from Scarborough RNLI.