Fisherman dies after being swept into the sea near Redcar

A fisherman has died after being swept into the sea near Redcar.

The RNLI were called to South Gare lighthouse just before 5 pm on Sunday 7 June. While the lifeboat was proceeding out to sea, other members of the Redcar RNLI crew drove to the scene to try and guide the lifeboat to the man.

When the shore party arrived, they were directed by members of the public to a man in the sea close to the water’s edge.

He was pulled from the water by the shore party, who then administered emergency care until paramedics from North East Ambulance Service took over. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

This was a terrible accident and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man involved.

Dave Cocks, Redcar RNLI