Watch: Whitby’s remarkable rescue

139 years ago, one of the most outstanding launches in our history took place.

In a remarkable display of determination and spirit, the local community helped haul the Whitby RNLI lifeboat Robert Whitworth for 3 hours through deep snow drifts to Robin Hood's Bay. 

And that was just the beginning.

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