Lifeboats team up

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STAITHES and Whitby lifeboat crews went to the aid of a stricken angling vessel on Sunday morning.

The 24ft Whitby boat, Boxer, had broken down due to a fouled propeller off Kettleness.

Its crew alerted Humber Coastguard at around 10am who dispatched Staithes lifeboat, which was on exercise in the area.

They towed the boat towards Whitby where it was met by the town’s inshore lifeboat which brought it safely into the harbour.