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Staithes and Runswick RNLI launch to aid a local angler

Lifeboats News Release

Staithes and Runswick RNLI volunteers launched on Sunday evening (10 April) to pick up a local angler.

The angler was trapped by the high spring tide on Staithes harbour’s East Pier.

The 6pm launch came after a call from a member of the public.

The young man was taken aboard the lifeboat and after being checked by the station doctor was fine to go home.

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