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New RNLI station planned for Cleethorpes

Plans for a new RNLI station on Cleethorpes Promenade will be put on display during an open afternoon, when people will have the chance to find out more about the charity’s proposals to enhance its lifesaving provision on the north Lincolnshire coast.

Artist's impression of the new RNLI Station

From 3pm, the plans will be displayed at the current RNLI lifeboat station. Representatives of the charity’s operations and engineering teams and members of Cleethorpes RNLI lifeboat crew will also be on hand to answer questions and provide more information.

The lifeboat station is needed to accommodate a new RNLI Atlantic 85 B Class inshore lifeboat, which will increase the lifesaving capacity of the Cleethorpes crew and will operate alongside their current, smaller D class inshore lifeboat.

The current lifeboat station is very small and doesn’t provide the modern facilities that our volunteer crew need or deserve.

The allocation of a larger Atlantic 85 lifeboat for Cleethorpes means it is crucial that we have a larger building to house all our lifesaving assets under one roof, making for a much more efficient rescue operation.

This will be a major investment by the RNLI in Cleethorpes.

– Michael Oakes, RNLI Divisional Operations Manager


RNLI launch drowning awareness campaign

The RNLI are launching a major drowning awareness campaign "Respect the Water" today , warning people to stay safe this summer.

The RNLI have launched a new camapign warning of the dangers of drowning along the region's coastline Credit: RNLI

The campaign coincides with the charity revealing fifteen people accidentally lost their lives on the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire coast over the past 3 years.

There was also a high number of near-misses on the region's coastline in the past year as 239 lives were saved by the RNLI's lifeboat crews.

Lifeboat charity seeks Yorkshire volunteers

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is seeking extra volunteers in North and East Yorkshire to help raise awareness and funds for its lifesaving work.

RNLI seeking volunteers for fundraising Credit: RNLI

Volunteer fundraiser recruitment evenings are taking place on Tuesday 3 June, at the White Swan Inn in Pickering at 7pm and on Wednesday 4 June, at The Beverley Arms Hotel in Beverley at 7pm.

92% of the charity’s total income comes from donations. The RNLI’s volunteer crews and lifeguards have saved over lives 140,000 since 1824.

Hannah Garnett, RNLI Community Fundraising Manager for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, said: "Whether you can help us bake cakes, publicise events through Facebook and Twitter, help with collections or even have a go at organising your own fundraising events – we’d love to hear from you."

Skegness lifeboat rescues kayakers off Anderby Creek

RNLI Skegness involved in the operation earlier Credit: RNLI Skegness

Both RNLI lifeboats stationed at Skegness were called out this afternoon to a kayaker in trouble off the Lincolnshire coast.

The volunteer crew were called when one of two kayakers was unable to get back into his canoe having fallen into the sea half a mile off Anderby Creek.

The man’s teenage grandson was in the other kayak but was unable to help him back into his canoe. In an offshore wind, the pair were making very slow progress back to the shore when help arrived.

Remembering the RNLI's contribution to WW1

They tend to be overlooked when the bravery and the heroism of the First World War is recalled.

But round the coast of the UK, thousands of people helped man the lifeboats which came to the rescue of countless casualties.

Casualties from troop carriers and hospital ships.

Their part in Britain's war effort is honoured in a special exhibition that going to tour the UK coastline.

It is visiting Whitby in July but it's just opened at Cromer, as Malcolm Robertson reports.


Search ongoing to find missing angler on Scarborough coast

A massive air, land, and sea search has been taking place to find an angler missing off cliffs on the East Coast.

Dozens of searchers have been scouring an area north of Scarborough to trace Nigel Savage, from Beverley, who was reported missing by his wife yesterday when he failed to return home from a fishing trip.

His two dogs have been rescued from the cliffs, but so far there's been no trace of their owner.

Jon Hill reports:

Missing angler named

Lifeboats crews and a helicopter are carrying out a "massive search" for an angler who has been missing overnight.

Humberside Police said Nigel Savage, 49, was reported missing after he failed to return home from a fishing trip near Scarborough, North Yorkshire, with his two springer spaniel dogs.

Neil Savage

Mr Savage, from Beverley, East Yorkshire, went to the coast in his green Peugeot 206 car which was found in a lay-by at Crook Ness, Field Lane, Burniston, at 3.26am today.

His two dogs were traced at the cliffs nearby.

A force spokesman said Mr Savage's rucksack and some fishing tackle were also discovered on the cliffs.

He said a woman saw the dogs and rucksack at the location at 4pm yesterday but did not see Mr Savage in the area.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said a "massive land and sea search is taking place".

A search and rescue helicopter from RAF Boulmer in Northumberland, RNLI inshore and offshore lifeboats from Scarborough, along with Coastguard rescue teams from Scarborough, Burniston and Ravenscar have been involved in the operation.

Police and mountain rescue join search for missing angler

Police and Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue have joined in the search for an angler who is missing off the coast of Scarborough.

Crews search the coast for the missing angler

The man was reported missing last night when he failed to return home. His two dogs were found near the cliffs.

Officers and volunteers have moved the search inland, along cliff top paths and towards the village of Burniston.

Lifeboat crews were stood down earlier this morning.

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