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Distressed woman alert for Filey RNLI.

Lifeboats News Release

Filey RNLI volunteers were tasked to assist a distressed female yesterday afternoon (2 September)

At 5pm, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Filey’s inshore lifeboat (ILB), Braund, following a report that a woman was behaving “erratically” at the bottom of 150 feet cliffs below the Crow’s Nest Caravan Park about 3 miles north of Filey Brigg.

A few minutes later, the ILB crewed by Gary Wilson, Richard Johnson, Vanessa Thomas and Fraser Haddington launched and proceeded north of Filey.

The woman who was in a very distressed state, was soon located by the ILB crew and after some persuasion, was put on board the lifeboat and taken to Cayton Bay where she was handed in to the care of the Ambulance Service.

Coastguard Rescue Teams from Filey and Scarborough also attended the incident.

Barry Robson, Coxswain / Mechanic said: “There were at first some conflicting reports about the state of the casualty. As she was so distressed, the ILB crew decided that it would be best to land her at the nearest point, (Cayton Bay), to the Ambulance Crew and Coastguards who were waiting on the beach.”



Notes to editors

  • Filey Lifeboat Station was founded in 1804. It currently operates both a Mersey-Class All-Weather Lifeboat and an Inshore Lifeboat. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to Filey Lifeboat Station Facebook page.




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