RNLI warning of rising tides

Flamborough RNLI
Flamborough RNLI

The Flamborough RNLI crew was launched on Saturday (12 March) when three members of the public were cut off by the rising tide near Flamborough Lighthouse.

The coastguard requested the service of the lifeboat to the area at 3.45pm where upon it was decided that the lifeboat crew would pick up the casualties whilst the coastguards stood by on the cliff top.

Flamborough RNLI returned to the station at 4.12pm, where the casualties were provided with a hot drink and a lift back to their car.

The RNLI team were also launched on Sunday (13 March) to reports of a possible kayaker in the water just off North Landing.

The launch was requested by Humber Coastguard at 1.37pm after they received a call on the emergency radio channel 16 that there was a sighting of a person in the water. Flamborough RNLI proceeded round to the area where a full search pattern was established and carried out.

After Bridlington coastguard had spoken to several kayakers on land who had not seen anybody in the water and the lifeboat had carried out an extensive search of the area.

After an unsuccesful search, Flamborough RNLI was stood down and returned to the boathouse at 2.46pm.

Sam Hanson of the Flamborough lifeboat crew has warned members of the public of the dangers of the high tides on the east coast urging people to remain vigilant to avoid danger.

He said: “Always check the tide times before you venture out along the rocks and in the caves and never judge the length of time you have left to get back to the beach by just looking at the waterline.

“The tide moves very quickly and it can be very deceptive.”