Seahouses RNLI rescues group from water

The Seahouses lifeboat crew in action. Picture by RNLI.
The Seahouses lifeboat crew in action. Picture by RNLI.

Two children and a pair of adults were rescued from the water by Seahouses RNLI yesterday, just days after the crew saved a group of young bodyboarders from the same spot.

At 4.50pm, Humber Coastguard requested the immediate launch of both Seahouses lifeboats, following reports of people in the water shouting for help, off the beach between Seahouses and Beadnell, near Annstead Farm.

This was the same location as an incident on Wednesday, August 20, when four youngsters, as well as an adult who went to their aid, were rescued.

After the crew arrived at the scene yesterday, the group was pulled from the water and taken back to the boathouse at Seahouses.

They were treated by the lifeboat crew and given blankets and hot drinks. All four were shocked, very cold and some had swallowed sea water.

An ambulance and first responder attended and after a thorough check by paramedics, all four were released without needing to go to hospital.

For a second time in a few days, people have been caught by a rip current and carried out into deeper, colder water, which was quite choppy at this location.

Seahouses Lifeboat Operations Manager Ian Clayton said: “It is disturbing that twice within a few days, people have found themselves in serious difficulty, having been carried out by rip tides.

“Fortunately the lifeboats got to them quickly and they were brought ashore safely. The incident further underlines the RNLI’s current safety campaign to Respect the Water.

“We are all once more relieved that none seem to have suffered any lasting effects from their disturbing experience. I would urge anyone witnessing such an incident to call 999 immediately and ask for the coastguard, as time can be critical in such rescues.”

The RNLI has no information as to their identities, other than they were on holiday in the area from Sheffield. Both lifeboats then returned to station.