Lifeboat crew helps injured sailor and broken down vessel

Bridlington Lifeboat
Bridlington Lifeboat

Saturday proved to be a busy afternoon for Bridlington Lifeboat.

Its inshore vessel launched after the crew of the fishing boat Yorkshire Rose reported finding a small pleasure craft which had broken down with three people on board.

Neither of its two outboard engines were in working order, so the fishing crew took the boat in tow before the lifeboat, with helmsman Grant Walkington and crew crew Joff Pearson and Adam Morland to bring it back to the launching site.

Soon after the lifeboat had been washed down, a second call was received from the coastguard regarding a sailor with an head injury.

They headed to Blyth Park, where there was some confusion about what had happened to the injured man’s sailing dinghy. After a search to the south of Bridlington, they found the craft a considerable distance away and towed it back to the launching site.

Back onshore, the station operations manager Keith Turnbull and mechanic Chris Brompton went to help a man who had fallen and suffered facial injuries until lifeguards and a paramedic arrived.