Lifeboat crews join forces for rescue

Bridlington lifeboat tows the Stormy C back into the harbour
Bridlington lifeboat tows the Stormy C back into the harbour

Bridlington Lifeboat launched on Sunday morning to bring a fishing boat back to the harbour.

The crew met colleagues from the Humber Lifeboat seven miles south of Bridlington, after it was called to help the crew of the Stormy C.

The Humber team was paged at 7.15am to go to the aid of the vessel, which was 22 miles off Spurn Point, and had four crew on board.

After taking over the tow, the Bridlington lifeboat brought the boat and its crew safely back to the harbour.

Humber RNLI Coxswain Martyn Hagan said: “The RNLI would always advise that before putting to sea you check that the vessel is sea worthy and mechanically sound, ensuring you have enough fuel for the journey out and return, as conditions at sea change in a moment.”