Just before 1.00 am Wednesday 26th February, deputy launching authority Fred Ingham received a request for the Bridlington inshore lifeboat to help Police and Coastguards in a search for a missing man.

In temperatures down to almost zero the inshore lifeboat crew covered an area along the shore line from the park and ride area heading Northwards as far as Danes Dyke including in and around the harbour.

Although the Police and Coastguard carried on with the search the inshore lifeboat was stood down just before 3.00 am.

After washing down, refueling and carrying out an operational repair the lifeboat volunteers headed home near to 4.00 am.

The missing man was later found.