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'Neknomination' teen threatened to jump in sea

Coastguards were called out to reports of a teenager threatening to jump in the rough sea at Saltburn after playing the "neknomination" drinking game.

The RNLI Lifeboat based in Redcar was also sent to Saltburn Pier after being alerted by Cleveland Police, but the teenager was later found to be at home.

After going to the pier, Redcar Coastguard Rescue Team found the male had posted his intention to jump from it on social media after taking part in the online game.

"The craze of neknominate is spreading virally through Facebook but before accepting your mission please just stop and think about what you are doing.

"If you have been drinking, your judgement will be impaired and you will be more likely to be overcome by the cold, dark sea. Your acceptance of the dare is highly likely to be life threatening.

"Alcohol is a contributory factor in a significant number of coastal drownings every year. Alcohol and sea water really don't mix."

– Humber Coastguard watch manager Bev Allen


Teenagers rescued after tide leaves them stranded in cave

Two teenagers were rescued by a Sunderland RNLI lifeboat team after becoming cut off by the tide in a small cave near Castletown. The coastguard received a 999 call from a friend of the two stranded teenagers, who were stuck on rocks on the North bank of the River wear.

"After the alarm was raised the lads made the right decision to wait for our assistance, had they tried to swim or climb up the rock they could have got into a lot more trouble.""It is worth bearing in mind that the river is tidal just as the coastline is, certain areas that are accessible at one part of the day can become a trap later."

– Luke McGill Crewman at Sunderland RNLI

Missing angler: more join search

Police and mountain rescue teams in Scarborough have joined the search for an angler who hasn't been seen since he went fishing yesterday (January 30).

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

Officers and volunteers have moved the search inland, along an area known as Clifftop Pass, while lifeboat crews were stood down earlier.

Jon Hill has been at the scene.

Search for missing angler

RNLI continues the search for a missing fisherman

A massive land and sea search is taking place off the North Yorkshire coast to find a missing angler.

The man had been angling at Hundale Point, near Scarborough, but failed to return home at 9:30pm Thursday when planned.

Humber Coastguard is currently coordinating a search and rescue operation after the man’s wife informed police.

A search and rescue helicopter from RAF Boulmer, RNLI inshore and offshore lifeboats from Scarborough, along with Coastguard rescue teams, are currently on scene.

Mike Green, Watch Manager at Humber Coastguard, said: “The search has been taking place since 4am and we are focussing on searching an area of coastline two miles either side of Hundale Point and two miles out to sea.

“It is quite a complex operation, as the local coastline has very steep, craggy cliffs.”

The missing man’s two dogs are alive at the scene and are being recovered by coastguard rescue teams.


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Lifeboat and helicopter search for missing angler

A lifeboat and helicopter have been deployed to search for a missing angler near Burniston, just north of Scarborough in North Yorkshire.

RNLI called out to more than 1,000 rescues

One of the RNLI crews Credit: ITV News

More than 1,000 people were rescued by North of England RNLI lifeboat volunteers in the last year.

It is thought that the summer months were the busiest because of the hot weather.

Statistics issued today show there were 1,028 rescue launches from the charity's 33 lifeboat stations in the north of England last year.

Fire on board fishing trawler

Fire crews met the trawler as it was brought into the Tyne Credit: Adrian Don, RNLI

A fishing boat with six crew has been escorted to the River Tyne after a fire broke on board. The trawler, Replenish, was fishing for prawns 30 miles off the Northumberland coast.

The fire broke out in the galley of the boat Credit: Adrian Don, RNLI

A lifeboat from Amble went out to Replenish but the crew had managed to put the fire out. She was escorted to North Shields and met by fire crews to make sure the blaze was completely extinguished.

Fire crews vented the boat of smoke using powerful fans Credit: Adrian Don, RNLI

The six fishermen were fed and looked after by the Fisherman’s Mission.

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