Acting Deputy Launching Authority (DLA) Chris Traves answered a call from the UK Coastguard Humber August 3rd, informing him that a five meter boat with three on board had broken down.

The DLA responded to the Coastguard request and the Bridlington inshore lifeboat was paged immediately and at 2.55 pm the ILB ‘Windsor Spirit’ launched on service.

Helm Ad Trower with his crew Pete Jones and Jof Pearson found the craft one mile off the Hornsea coast and a tow was passed before both boats headed towards the Bridlington Bay launching site.

At 5.51 pm the inshore boat and the casualty arrived safely at the launching site to be met by a waiting Coastguard team.