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Busy Sunday for Yorkshire Coast Rescue Teams

The warm weather drew people outside on Sunday and lead to a number of call outs for local rescue teams on the Yorkshire Coast.

Flamborough RNLI launched at 5:00pm following reports of several people cut off by incoming tide at North Landing.

Five people were taken aboard the lifeboat from West Scar and taken to the beach.

The Lifeboat and volunteer crew returned safely to station at South Landing at 5:30pm. The Lifeboat, carriage and tractor were then cleaned and prepared for the next service.

Earlier in the afternoon Whitby Coastguard were called out just after 3pm on Sunday to reports of two people possibly cut off by the tide under the east cliff Whitby.

Coastguard rescue officers met with the first informants on the east pier who reported to have seen two people walking towards Saltwick Bay. The first informants were concerned that due to the state of the tide the two people would have become cut off.

Search teams were deployed to search the shoreline from east pier towards Saltwick Bay and also along the cliff top from Saltwick towards east pier.

Whitby RNLI lifeboat ILB was also tasked to conduct a shoreline search of the area.

The Coastguard say

"On this occasion no one was found to be in need of any assistance. The first informants had done the right thing in reporting their concerns. If you see anyone in trouble at sea or on the coast, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard."

Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue team also had a busy weekend.

On Sunday morning they were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to attend a patient with a lower leg injury on the Cleveland Way.

The team say :

"Once on scene we provided medical care to the patient before, with the assistance of the Coastguard, carrying the injured person to a team vehicle for transport to the ambulance which was waiting at a nearby farm. Fourteen team members deployed for three hours"

On Sunday Afternoon the team were mobilised to reports of a mountain biker who had sustained a knee injury while riding the Dalby Forest Red Route.

"Upon arrival in Dalby Forest we ascertained that the individual had made their way to the forest drive and working with a Yorkshire Ambulance Service crew we provided immediate casualty care to the patient before they were transported to definitive medical care.

Nineteen team members responded but many stood down while travelling as the patient was found to be at the roadside. The incident lasted for around two hours."

Scarborough and Burniston Coastguard Rescue Team were also in action across the day.

The team, along with Ravenscar Coastguard Rescue Team, were tasked to an injured walker on the Cleveland way just North of Hayburn Wyke. The casualty was assessed and given casualty care before being packaged into a stretcher and extricated up the path to an ambulance waiting at the top. Scarborough Mountain Rescue also attended and assisted with casualty care and the extrication.

A helicopter was required for their next rescue as the team, along with Filey Coastguard Rescue Team and Bridlington Coastguard Rescue Team, were tasked to an injured walker on the Cleveland way at the North end of Cayton Bay.

On arrival paramedics were with the casualty, so the team started on an extraction plan. Due to the nature of the terrain and the injuries sustained, it was decided that the best course of action would be extraction using a Coastguard helicopter. The casualty was packaged into their stretcher, before being carried over rough terrain to where the helicopter had been able to land. The helicopter then lifted the casualty and paramedics up to the top of the cliff, before they were transferred into the ambulance.

Pictures courtesy of Ian Childs

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