Man rescued in all night call out for Humber RNLI
The crew of the Humber Lifeboat were called into action on Saturday night (7 May) to a 40ft cruiser with engine difficulties.
• The Humber lifeboat station is based at Spurn point, which no longer has public access. The crew live at the station (a 6 day on and 6 day off rota).
• The first lifeboat was stationed at Spurn Point on October 29th 1810.
• Our Humber station has carried out some outstanding rescues during its 200-year history. One remarkable figure at the station was Coxswain Robert Cross who was awarded two Gold Medals, three Silver Medals, two Bronze Medals and the George Medal.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.