HIGH winds and a strong tide left a dinghy powerless to reach shore.
The outboard motor powered Zodiac type inflatable was in difficulties at Briel Nook close to North Landing just before noon on Sunday.
Coastguard Search and Rescue volunteers were able to pinpoint its position from the clifftops and guide Flamborough Lifeboat to the spot.
The craft, with three people on board, was then towed back to North Landing.
Whilst still at the scene the rescue team were approached by a 15-year-old boy who said he had blacked out and fallen, injuring his wrist.
An ambulance was called and the teenager was given first aid until it arrived.
Later on Sunday afternoon whilst attending a Help for Heroes event at Thornwick camp the volunteers were called to an area near the Fog Horn House by Flamborough Lighthouse where a woman was believed to have broken an ankle after stumbling and falling on a cliff walk. Again first aid was given until an ambulance arrived.