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01/07/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/07/2019 07:46

Whitby RNLI’s inshore lifeboat rescues two trapped by tide at Robin Hoods Bay

The inshore lifeboat was launched on Saturday 5 January after the crew were alerted to two people cut off by the tide.

The volunteers quickly located the casualties just North of Robin Hood's Bay and transferred them onto the inshore lifeboat.

They were taken to a nearby slipway where the local coastguard teams checked them over and delivered safety advice.

One of the crew members involved in the rescue said: 'We'd like to remind people to check the tide and weather conditions when visiting the coast, it is very easy to get caught out, but with a bit of planning incidents like this one could be avoided.'

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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