Filey RNLI. Boxing Day Launch.

Lifeboats News Release

Filey volunteer RNLI crew were called to action just after lunchtime on Boxing Day to assist a lady who had fallen on Filey Brigg

Filey ILB returning to the beach with casualty on board

RNLI/Mark Buckley

Filey ILB returning to station with casualty.

Filey’s inshore lifeboat (ILB), Braund, launched shortly after 1.30pm following a request from UK Coastguard (Humber) to assist Filey and Bridlington Coastguard Rescue Teams, along with Yorkshire Ambulance Service, recover a 65 year old lady who had fallen on Filey Brigg sustaining serious shoulder injuries.

Within a few minutes, the ILB had launched crewed by Tom Barkley, Vanessa Thomas, Andrew MacKenzie and Jon Harrison. The boat was soon alongside Filey Brigg and the lady was transferred back to Coble Landing to be handed into the care of the paramedics.

John Ward, Lifeboat Press Officer said: “Boxing Day has been fine and sunny but the rocks on the Brigg are still very slippery. Thank you to the Coastguard Teams who assisted and to all the Lifeboat crew who attended so quickly. We wish the lady a speedy recovery.”

Notes to editors

  • Filey Lifeboat Station was founded in 1804. It currently operates both a Mersey-Class All-Weather Lifeboat and an Inshore Lifeboat. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to Filey Lifeboat Facebook page.

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For more information please telephone John Ward, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07771800748 or filey@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

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