Four people rescued by lifeboat at Port Mulgrave

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THE Staithes and Runswick RNLI lifeboat rescued four people and their dog who had become trapped by the incoming tide at Port Mulgrave on Thursday 14 April.

The lifeboat with their volunteer crew were already at sea carrying out a search for a missing man, when at 1.17pm the lifeboat crew spotted two adults and two children who had become trapped by the tide while out walking.

After informing Humber coastguard of the situation they were diverted from the search to rescue the people and dog from Port Mulgrave.

The helmsman was able to position the RNLI lifeboat close up to the shoreline so they could be transferred onboard with out going into the water.

When all the people were onboard they were transported to a safe landing site at Port Mulgrave where they were put ashore and transferred to the waiting coastguard teams.

By 1.34pm the volunteer crew were able to continue with the search and were re-housed and ready for service at 2.25pm.