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Flamborough lifeboat launched to people cut off by tide

Lifeboats News Release

Flamborough RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew launched on Sunday 17 June to the assistance of two people cut off by the tide at Flamborough head.

Flamborough RNLI lifeboat launched at 4.24 pm at the request of Bridlington Coastguard, following reports of two people at the bottom of the cliff at Pigeon Hole, Flamborough head. Concern was raised as they had been cut off by the incoming tide and were unable to make their way back to safety.

The volunteer crew attended the scene where they took the two men on board. They arrived safely at South Landing at 4.50 pm where the two men were received by personnel of Bridlington Coastguard Rescue Team who offered them suitable advice.

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