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Two call-outs in 24 hours for Flamborough RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Flamborough RNLI had a busy weekend as they were called to two separate incidents in 24 hours. The lifeboat launched at 1.21pm on Sunday (6 August) to reports that a woman had slipped and possibly broken her leg on the rocks at Thornwick Bay.

Once on scene the lifeboat crew worked with Bridlington Coastguard rescue team to extract the casualty from her location. The casualty was placed in a stretcher and carried round to the beach by the Coastguards. Once on the beach Flamborough RNLI deployed its anchor and veered down into Thornwick Bay where, with the help of the Coastguard rescue team members in drysuits and some swimmers, the casualty was transferred to the lifeboat and taken back around to South Landing and to a waiting ambulance. Flamborough RNLI and it’s crew went ashore at 3.15pm.

The crew’s pagers then went off again at 6.55am on Monday morning (7 August) to reports of a yacht that had overturned and was reported floating upside down just off Flamborough Head. Flamborough RNLI immediately headed to the area of the report and began a search pattern. This went on until 8.15am with no success and no sightings, so the lifeboat was stood down and returned to the station at South Landing.

RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Laura Hanson, Flamborough RNLI Press Officer, on 07838753286 or
laura_hanson16@hotmail.co.uk

Notes to editors
• Flamborough Lifeboat Station has been operating since 1871.
• To learn more about the Flamborough Lifeboat go to
www.rnli.org.uk

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