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Filey Lifeboat Crew save missing teenager.

Lifeboats News Release

A teenager who had been missing for over 12 hours has been saved by Filey Lifeboat Crew today (Monday 30th July).

Filey RNLI crew refuelling and cleaning the ILB after today's service

RNLI/Dougie Ward

Filey RNLI crew refuelling and cleaning the ILB after today's service

Just after 9.30am, UK Coastguard (Humber) requested the launch of Filey’s Inshore Lifeboat (ILB), Braund, to assist Coastguard Rescue Teams from Filey, Scarborough, Burniston and Bridlington search for a missing person last seen walking on Filey beach around 9pm yesterday evening.

A few minutes later, the ILB launched with Ben Hargreaves, Sarah Scrivener and Liam Frampton as crew. The crew commenced a shoreline search from Filey towards the south.

After about 30 minutes, the teenager was spotted under the cliffs at Bempton, some 5 miles south of Filey. Crew member Liam Frampton entered the water to assist her. She was recovered to the ILB very cold and very wet but otherwise safe and well, before being transferred to the Coastguard Rescue Teams and in to the care of the Ambulance Service.

John Ward, Filey Lifeboat Press Officer said: “The ILB crew did an excellent job today. They were able to locate and save the missing teenager who has now been safely re-united with her family. A very pleasing outcome. Thanks to all the Coastguard Teams and other RNLI personnel who assisted.”

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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