Humber Coastguard were contacted be concerned members of the public today 24th June about the sightings of children in the sea in difficulty off Fraisthorpe beach. The inshore lifeboat was paged at 12 noon and the crew were quickly in the water to start the search. After an extensive search the crew stood down when it was realised that it was actually a seal playing near the beach.

If you do see people in the sea, who appear to be struggling, dial 999 and ask for the coastguard, if it turns out to not be a person, we would rather launch and check than not launch and there be a possible risk to life.