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Bridlington inshore lifeboat was needed twice this afternoon (8th Aug) The stations volunteer crew were paged at 2.14 pm after reports of a jet ski rider in trouble.
On arrival at the scene, half a mile off the Fraisthorpe coast, the inshore boat was guided to the jet ski by radio from Coastguards on shore.
The inshore lifeboat crew discovered that the jet ski had flipped over but it’s rider had not been injured.
Both the man and his jet ski were taken safely to shore and met by waiting coastguards.
Just as the inshore lifeboat had been washed down refueled and put back in the boathouse they were needed again to carry out a shoreline search for two missing children.
Shortly after starting the the search the inshore lifeboat was stood down after both children had been found safe.

Bridlington inshore lifeboat crew and Coastguard teams rushed to an area of the south beach near the park and ride car park after reports of a 12 year old boy in difficulties in the sea.
The inshore lifeboat was paged at 4.48 pm (5th August) and the crew made their way to the area at top speed.
On arrival the crew were informed that the boys father had managed to reach the boy and get him back to the beach. Two of the inshore crew went ashore and along with the Coastguard team gave assistance to the boy.
One of the inshore lifeboat crew Pete Jones said ‘ the boy had been out of his depth and we were concerned he could have swallowed some sea water so medical assistance was requested to check the lad was okay’.

A lone sailor on passage from Harwich on the Essex coast to Sunderland started to feel so ill he requested assistance from the Humber Coastguard.
After confirming the sailors position the Coastguard requested the launch of the Bridlington lifeboat and a crew page was sent at 1.16 am this morning (Monday 3rd August)
The yacht position was given as nine miles from Bridlington. The Shannon class lifeboat was quickly on the scene were it was soon established that the sailor could no longer manage on his own. Due to Covid- 19 the lifeboat crew try, if possible, not to board other craft but on this occasion help was needed to rig a tow so a crew member went on board.
On arrival at the harbour the decision was made to try the yachts engine and motor to a berth and another of the crew boarded the yacht to help.
Coxswain Chris Brompton said ‘ the man was not well at all, he was very fatigued and disorientated, an ambulance crew were waiting to check him’.

Bridlington lifeboat volunteers closed the boathouse doors at 4.00 am yesterday morning (31st July) after helping other emergency services give aid to two men who had fallen off a cliff.
Just after 10.00 am the crew ware paged again to go and assist one of three cabin cruisers that had broken down whilst sailing up the coast. The position given for the the cabin cruiser which had three on board was north of Withernsea area.
On arrival at the given position the cruiser was nowhere to be seen. Following a search contact was made with the boat and the lifeboat crew were able take the boat in tow.
After a discussion with the boats skipper the decision was made to tow the cruiser towards the Humber and pass the tow to the Humber lifeboat and for them to take the boat into Grimsby.
Meanwhile the stations inshore lifeboat was paged after a report of a missing child. Luckily the child was found and the launch was cancelled.
Due to the crowded beach and safety reasons, on arrival back at Bridlington, the Shannon Lifeboat was moored in the harbour and returned to station a couple of hours later at 6.00 pm.

Both Bridlington Lifeboats the Search and Rescue Helicopter, along with Bridlington Coastguard Rescue Team and their colleagues from Hornsea were called to an incident overnight at Skipsea. (31st July.)

Two people were reported to have fallen over the Cliff, near to Mill Lane in the village.

Rescue crews were at the scene for over two hours after the initial emergency call came through just before midnight.

The two casualties were transferred by the SAR helicopter to a landing site near Hull Royal Infirmary where they were then transferred by ambulance to the Accident & Emergency department.

There are no reports of the condition of the casualties as yet.

More verified details to follow when we receive updates.

Bridlington lifeboat was paged this (20th July) morning after a local fishing boat had broken down very close to the harbour.
The 13 meter boat suffered what was thought to be a fuel problem which led to the Coastguard alerting the stations All Weather Lifeboat ‘ Antony Patrick Jones’.
The lifeboat towed the fishing boat into deeper water and stayed along side the vessel waiting for the tide to turn before taking the boat to safety in the harbour.

Bridlington inshore lifeboat was paged at 04.35 am this morning (17th July) to join HM Coastguards from Bridlington and Hornsea and also Police in a search for a reported missing person.
The inshore lifeboat Helm Jason Stephenson along with crew Pete Jones and James Mather carried out a shoreline search between Barmston and Fraisthorpe.
After covering an extensive area the search failed to find anyone and the decision was made to stand down.


Flamborough lifeboat was tasked at 7.42 pm last night (10th July) after two men had capsized from their kayak by the Breil Nook area of the headland.
On arrival the decision was made for two of the Flamborough crew to swim to the casualties who were now ashore and assess the situation.
Both men were suffering cuts and bruises from trying to get to safety, and due to the tide and position they were in, a means of extraction would not be easy.
Due to the unavailability of the UK Coastguard helicopter which had been tasked to another incident the decision was made to request the Bridlington inshore lifeboat.
Once on scene Ad Trower, Bridlington lifeboat helm and his crew, managed to get the lifeboat through the swell and backwash a number of times before successfully putting both men and the two crewmen onto the Flamborough lifeboat who then quickly took them to shore for medical attention.
Bridlington helm Ad Trower said ‘ we couldn’t wait for the tide to make the job easier due to the men’s condition they needed to be taken off but with the two Flamborough crew there to guide us in it made the job easier’.

Bridlington’s All Weather Lifeboat was requested this morning (8th July) by the UK Coastguard after a 13 meter fishing vessel had suffered a steering fault very close to the offshore wind farm.
One of the wind farm stand by boats towed the damaged craft and its three crew clear of harm and awaited the arrival of Bridlington’s Shannon lifeboat.
Coxswain Andy Rodgers and his crew took over the tow and made their way back to Bridlington. On arrival in the bay, due to the low tide, the decision was made to anchor the fishing vessel until the tide had risen enough to enter the harbour safely.
Just after 3.30 pm the lifeboat launched again and assisted the fishing boat safely into a harbour berth.

Tuesday 30th June, a twelve meter Bridlington fishing vessel with a crew of three encountered problems yesterday when an hydraulic steering fault left them adrift almost 22 miles East of the Yorkshire coast.
Paged by the UK Coastguard the lifeboat crew went to their aid and passed a tow to the stricken boat around 3.20 pm and then commenced the tow back to Bridlington harbour.
Weather conditions were perfect with calm seas and little wind but due to the tide the boats were unable to get into the harbour until 9.47 pm.
Once the fishing boat was safely moored up the lifeboat returned to station closing down at 10.30 pm.

Bridlington lifeboat launching authority Fred Ingham paged the inshore lifeboat at 11.27 am today (Sunday 28th June) after a request from the UK Coastguard.
The call came after a windsurfer had tried unsuccessfully after many attempts to get back on his board due to strong winds.
The inshore lifeboat launched and made way directly into a wind force five gusting six with the ILB helm having to take action to avoid injury to the crew.
On arrival the lifeboat crew were informed that the surfer had made the shore and was in the safe hands of the Coastguard.
The lifeboat crew Helm Jamie Mchale and his crew Ash Traves and Pete Jones proceeded to return to the lifeboat station.

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.

Crews from Scarborough and Bridlington RNLI were part of a major, multi-agency search for an American military jet which crashed into the sea yesterday morning.
The F-15C Eagle, a single-seat fighter with a pilot on board, went into the sea 74 nautical miles off Flamborough Head. It was taking part in a routine training mission from 48th Fighter Wing based at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.
HM Coastguard tasked Scarborough and Bridlington RNLI to join the search operation just before 10am. Volunteer crews at both stations launched their Shannon all-weather lifeboats within minutes. Coordinated by the coastguard, they joined military aircraft, the coastguard helicopter and various other vessels in the search. Sea conditions were calm but the operation was made more difficult by low cloud cover and fog.
At 6.20pm on Monday, a spokesperson from 48th Fighter Wing confirmed the pilot as being deceased. He was named as 1st Lt. Kenneth Allen, from Utah.
Both lifeboats returned to their stations and were made ready for service by 10pm, after some 12 hours at sea.
Scarborough lifeboat coxswain Lee Marton said: “The crews and other volunteers of RNLI Bridlington and Scarborough would like to offer their deepest sympathies to the family of the pilot and to all at 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath.
“Our Shannon lifeboats have a range of some 250 nautical miles and are perfectly suited to this kind of task, but any 12-hour operation takes its toll on the crews, especially when there is such a sad outcome.
“I’d like to thank both volunteer crews and all parties involved in the search for their cooperation and professionalism during this major operation in what were very challenging conditions.”

  • If you see anyone injured or in distress on the coast, dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.
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After receiving a call this afternoon (5th June) from two kayak sailors in difficulties the UK Coastguard alerted Bridlington lifeboat launch authority Fred Ingham.
The launch authority was informed that the two men were around a mile offshore South of Bridlington in the Auburn farm area were they had both been caught in a severe rain and sleet downpour along with a strong wind.
The inshore lifeboat launched on service at 1.50 pm with Helm Joff Pearson along with Ash Traves and James Mather. As the lifeboat crew started to make their way to the area they encountered poor visibility due to the squall but this soon stated to subside.
On reaching the scene the lifeboat crew were made aware that the two men and their kayaks had made it safely ashore with Bridlington Coastguard team in attendance. After making sure everyone was safe and well the inshore crew made their way back to the station.

Bridlington Inshore lifeboat was paged today after reports of a windsurfer in trouble.
The windsurfer was one of several board sailors off the coast at Wilsthorpe when he felt unwell.
A fellow windsurfer raised the alarm and stayed along side the man who was clinging onto his board until the arrival of the lifeboat.
The inshore lifeboat launched on service at 1.44 pm with Helm Andy Webber and his crew Joff Pearson and Jordan Harrison made their way to a position a mile off the Wilsthorpe beach.
Once on scene the casualty was lifted into the inshore boat. Helm Andy Webber said “the man told us he was not feeling well but had improved while he was in the water”. On hearing this the helm decided they would not take any chances and get the casualty ashore quickly.
On the beach the Coastguard took over the care of the casualty from the lifeboat crew whilst they returned to collect the man’s board.

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.

Bridlington’s inshore Lifeboat was tasked by the coast guard at 8.30pm on January 11th after reports from a concerned member of the public that a person looked to be vulnerable on the harbour North pier. The ILB stood by in case they were needed to assist but coast guard’s and police managed to resolve this situation and the ILB was stood down.

The coastguard tasked the inshore Lifeboat at 15.19 yesterday 24th November after objects were seen floating in the water on Bridlington North bay. On this occasion the objects turned out to be large pieces of driftwood. The objects were retrieved and brought back to the beach, ensuring they would not be mistaken for person’s in the water later, and keep them out of the way if local fishing vessels. If you spot an object in the water dial 999 and ask for the coastguard, it could be a person in difficulty.

Our crews launched both boats and joined Bridlington Coastguard, Police, Fire and Ambulance service in searching an area to the South of the harbour after reports of a missing person. Thankfully they were found safe and all crew’s stood down.

Our crews launched both boats and joined Bridlington Coastguard, Police, Fire and Ambulance service in searching an area to the South of the harbour after reports of a missing person. Thankfully they were found safe and all crew’s stood down.

Bridlington lifeboat launched on service at 2.12 am yesterday morning after the UK Coastguard had received a call from a fishing boat 29 miles off the Bridlington coast.

The 12 meter vessel with a crew of four had lost the ability to steer and required help.

Bridlington’s lifeboat ‘ Antony Patrick Jones’ and its volunteer crew made their way quickly to the stricken craft. On arrival at the fishing boat, which had come from Scarborough, a tow rope was passed and rigged.

After a check was made on the boats position a decision was then made that the shorter distance would be to tow the boat to Bridlington.

Due to the state of the low tide a tow into the harbour was not an option due to the size of the fishing boat. The sea was calm and the forecast good so it was decided that the fishing boat would anchor.

The lifeboat came ashore and made ready to launch later in the day.

The crews launched again just before 5.00pm and towed the boat and its crew safely into the harbour where it was found that the fishing vessel rudder was missing.

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Bridlington inshore lifeboat was tasked shortly after noon today to give assistance after a man fell from the South pier onto the deck of a fishing boat.

Coastguards, Police, Ambulance, Paramedics and the Air Ambulance teams where already in attendance after the man had fallen an estimated 5 meters.

The inshore lifeboat crew, headed by Helm Grant Walkington, had been requested to help evacuate the casualty.

At the time the inshore boat reached the fishing boat there was very little water in the area making the approach very tricky.

By the time the casualty had been evaluated and placed safely into the lifeboat stretcher the tide had risen enough to transfer him into the Lifeboat.

The inshore crew, along with an Air Ambulance Doctor on board, slowly moved across the harbour towards the North Pier to waiting Coastguards and Ambulance staff before the casualty was airlifted to hospital

Bridlington inshore lifeboat was launched on service at 1.36 pm 14th September, after the UK Coastguard reported a jet ski broken down with two people on board just over a mile off the lifeboat station.

Helm Jof Pearson and his crew Sarah Berrey and Steve Craven were soon along side the jet ski and were informed that the owner had managed get the engine going again.

The inshore lifeboat crew followed the jet ski back to the Bridlington Bay Launching site.

Bridlington All Weather Lifeboat ‘Antony Patrick Jones’ launched on service at 8.45 am August 31st, after the UK Coastguard had received a call from a local fishing vessel with an engine problem.

The fishing boat, with fourteen on board, was in the bay to the North of the harbour around two miles from the lifeboat station.

On his first call as Coxswain of the lifeboat Andy Rodgers and his crew were at the boats location five minutes from launching.

After assessing the situation the lifeboat crew passed a tow rope to the fishing boat and headed back to the harbour. The wind was now blowing south south Westerly force 4-6.

Once inside the safety of the harbour one of the lifeboat crew, Jordan Harrison, boarded the fishing vessel to help tie along side the lifeboat.

After making sure all on board the fishing boat were safely ashore with the Bridlington Coastguard team the lifeboat headed home.

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.

Bridlington inshore lifeboat was launched on service at 1.36 pm Saturday 14th September, after the UK Coastguard reported a jet ski broken down with two people on board just over a mile off the lifeboat station.

Helm Jof Pearson and his crew Sarah Berrey and Steve Craven were soon along side the jet ski and were informed that the owner had managed get the engine going again.

The inshore lifeboat crew followed the jet ski back to the Bridlington Bay Launching site.

Bridlington inshore lifeboat launched to assist the Bridlington Coastguard and RNLI lifeguards search for a missing child at 1.10 pm this afternoon.

After a report that the child, a young girl, may be in the sea the inshore lifeboat crew searched the shoreline.

Soon after the lifeboat entered the sea the lifeboat station received reports that two more children were missing. After hearing this nine of the stations RNLI volunteers joined the search for the missing children.

All three lost children were found safe and returned back to their parents care.

RNLI stations and Lifeguard units are able to supply all parents or guardians with a bracelet, free of charge, on which they can write a mobile contact number. This will help in reuniting any lost child.

Bridlington Shannon class lifeboat was requested by the UK Coastguard yesterday morning after reports of a fishing vessel with engine problems.

The ‘Antony Patrick Jones’ launched on service at 6.35 am on route to a local boat, with a crew of three, five miles off the Hornsea coast.

Although the weather was poor with heavy rain squalls, thunder and lightning the sea conditions were good enabling the lifeboat to reach the casualty quickly.

After a tow rope was passed the boat and crew were brought safely back to Bridlington.

The four sailors on board a 10 meter yacht sailing from the Netherlands to Hartlepool encountered problems after their engine failed 12 miles from Bridlington.

The crew had resorted to using their engine due to very little wind and once that failed the yacht was hardly moving and a call was made to the UK Coastguard.

After receiving the call the Coastguard tasked the nearest lifeboat Bridlington’s Shannon class ‘Antony Patrick Jones’ at 9.46pm. Coxswain Steve Emmerson with his crew briefed launched on service. The weather conditions at the launching site were very good with slight seas and good visibility.

The lifeboat reached the yacht in good time and soon had it under tow and heading to the harbour. On reaching Bridlington bay both boats had to wait until the tide started to rise before they were able to enter the harbour.

Once the yacht crew were safely moored up the four sailors passed on their thanks to the lifeboat crew before they headed back to beach.

The lifeboat touched the beach just after 4.00 am.

Bridlington inshore lifeboat launched at 2.50 pm today after reports of someone in the sea near the harbour.

Very quickly at the scene Helmsman Jason Stephenson along with his crew Pete Jones and Joff Pearson found a small inflatable boat with its outboard engine running at full speed going round in circles.

Although the inflatable was a possible danger the crews concern was for the reported casualty and their fears were eased after receiving a radio call stating a man had been picked up by a near by yacht.

The inshore crew went alongside the yacht and put crewman Pete Jones on board to check on the man’s condition and to administer any casualty care.

The two remaining crew set off to deal with the out of control inflatable at first circling the runaway and trying to judge their approach to get alongside it. The first run into the boat failed but the crew turned to run in again and this time the inshore lifeboat was put skillfully alongside and Jason was able to pull the engine choke and stop the boat.

Once the man was ashore he was transferred to the RNLI boathouse were Coastguards and Paramedics monitored his condition.

After his ordeal Steve Bell from Weatherby said “he would like to thank everybody and he was very greatfull.

The Bridlington All weather lifeboat was requested by the Humber Coastguard last night (9th May) after they had received a call from an offshore supply vessel which had a reported engine room fire.
At 10.13 pm the lifeboat crew were paged and on arrival at the lifeboat house a crew was chosen and briefed by Coxswain Steve Emmerson.
On board the supply vessel 11 miles South East of Bridlington a designated crew were attempting to put the fire out.
The lifeboat crew making the best possible speed to the troubled vessel were informed that the fire had been extinguished but were requested to escort the 78 meter vessel to a safe anchorage point.
The lifeboat stood by as the supply boat dropped its anchor at almost 1.00 am. After a check was made that the generator that had caused the fire was totally safe the skipper thanked the lifeboat crew and the Coastguard stood the lifeboat down.
After the lifeboat was washed down and fuel tanks filled our volunteers were debriefed before heading home at 3.30 am.

Bridlington Lifeboat Deputy Launching Authority (DLA) Fred Ingham received a request from the UK Coastguard at 6. 26 pm today after reports of a person in the sea.

The inshore lifeboat was tasked to join the Bridlington Coastguard Rescue Team to search an area between the harbour and the Leisure Center but no one could be found.

According to later reports a man was found by the Coastguard Team and Police on the Promenade.
Due to concerns regarding the man’s health an Ambulance was requested.

Bridlingtons Shannon class lifeboat launched last night at 7.57 pm after the UK Coastguard had received a call from a vessel that an emergency beacon had been seen on their radar.

The Search And Rescue Transponder known as (SART) is used by various vessels at sea from a basic life raft to a large Tanker. When a vessel is in danger of sinking a signal is transmitted that can be picked up by the Radar of vessels in the area.

The search and rescue incident was overseen by the Humber Coastguard and the Bridlington lifeboat was joined by a Coastguard Helicopter and a number of other boats in the area.

The position given to the volunteer lifeboat crew to search was originally 38 miles East North East of Flamborough Head but as the Shannon crew searched that area they were requested  to cover up to 50 miles North North East of Bridlington.

The search was called off around midnight by the Coastguard after nothing had been found and the Bridlington lifeboat arrived back on the beach at 2.23 am.

While at sea the crew had sailed 95 miles to and from the incident and searched an area of almost 40 square miles.
and a number of other boats in the area.

The position given to the volunteer lifeboat crew to search was originally 38 miles East North East of Flamborough Head but as the Shannon crew searched that area they were requested  to cover up to 50 miles North North East of Bridlington.

The search was called off around midnight by the Coastguard after nothing had been found and the Bridlington lifeboat arrived back on the beach at 2.23 am.

While at sea the crew had sailed 95 miles to and from the incident and searched an area of almost 40 square miles.

Bridlington inshore lifeboat was tasked by HM Coastguard at 8.20 tonight after reports of a woman falling off the sea wall near Jeromes. 

On arrival at the scene the inshore crew discovered a man and woman with lifelines round them struggling to climb the sea wall to safety.

The woman, and a man who had jumped in to try and help her, were a few feet above the water but not able to climb any further.

Helmsman Ad Trower and his crew Ash Traves and Pete Jones decided the best course of action would be to try and put the boat close to the sea wall and get the couple to jump into the lifeboat which would not be an easy task.

The helmsman skillfully put the lifeboat along side the wall and the couple were able to make the jump into the lifeboat then once on board they were taken into the harbour were waiting Coastguards and Paramedics gave assistance.

Talking after the rescue Ad Trower said ” the last place you want to put a lifeboat is up to a sea wall when surf is breaking but they made the jump and it all ended well”.

A lone French sailor on passage from Edinburgh to the French coast found himself in trouble off the East Yorkshire coast after an equipment failure.

Lifeboat crewman boards the yacht, RNLI

The skipper of the yacht requested help from the UK Coastguard when two of his halyards parted leaving him with only his mainsail.

In a position eleven miles to the South East of Bridlington and with the wind blowing force 4/5 he was only able to make a little headway. 

The Shannon class lifeboat Antony Patrick Joneslaunched to aid the sailor at 11.00am on Sunday 9 September.

The volunteers made good speed to the vessel and once on scene, Coxswain Steve Emmerson carefully put the lifeboat alongside the yacht enabling Andy Rodgers to get on board.

Once Andy was able to set up a tow and stow away the loose sails and ropes the yacht was towed safely to Bridlington.

After making sure the skipper and his yacht were safe in the harbour the crew rehoused the lifeboat and held a debriefing on the days call.

Start of the tow home, RNLI

The skipper of the yacht requested help from the UK Coastguard when two of his halyards parted leaving him with only his mainsail.

In a position eleven miles to the South East of Bridlington and with the wind blowing force 4/5 he was only able to make a little headway. 

The Shannon class lifeboat Antony Patrick Joneslaunched to aid the sailor at 11.00am on Sunday 9 September.

The volunteers made good speed to the vessel and once on scene, Coxswain Steve Emmerson carefully put the lifeboat alongside the yacht enabling Andy Rodgers to get on board.

Once Andy was able to set up a tow and stow away the loose sails and ropes the yacht was towed safely to Bridlington.

After making sure the skipper and his yacht were safe in the harbour the crew rehoused the lifeboat and held a debriefing on the days call.