Ten people who had been cut off by the tide at Flamborough had to be rescued by the village’s lifeboat crew on Saturday evening.
Coastguards received a call at around 7.45pm that the group had got into difficulty, having walked to Chatterthrow, near Thornwick Bay, at low tide.
Once they had been found by officers, it was decided that the best way to get them to safety was by lifeboat, which launched half-an-hour after the original call.
The group was brought back to South Landing and met by coastguards who gave them safety advice.
Flamborough Lifeboat was out again early the following morning.
They had due to be completing a training exercise alongside the RNLI lifeguards on how to transfer casualties to the lifeboat.
But at 10am they were needed in a real emergency, when reports came in of a kayaker in difficulty.
The crew took him and his vessel on board and took him to South Landing.