Credit: RNLI / Tom Collins

On the evening of April 4th, a report of a person potentially in the water near Redcar prompted a swift response from multiple Coastguard agencies.

Rapid Mobilisation and Search Efforts

“It was a false alarm with good intent, reporting someone in the water at about 11.45pm on April 4th,” stated an HM Coastguard spokesperson. “Redcar and Staithes Coastguard Rescue Teams were immediately dispatched, along with the HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Humberside and an RNLI lifeboat from Redcar.”

The Redcar RNLI B-Class inshore lifeboat was observed operating around the South Gare area after launching at 11:49pm. The HM Coastguard helicopter searched the area for approximately an hour before returning to its base in Humberside.

A spokesperson for Redcar RNLI confirmed their involvement: “We launched to assist in search around South Gare after a report of [a] person seen entering the water. Under difficult surf conditions the lifeboat and crew remained on scene until stood down, returning to the Lifeboat Station at 03.30am after no one was found.”

Reminder: South Gare and Coastal Safety

The South Gare area is a popular fishing spot, with people often seen fishing from the breakwater.

Important Reminder: If you see someone in potential trouble on the coast, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.