It has been a hectic 12 hours for Humber Coastguard after they attended their third call-out in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Humber Coastguard’s first call of the period came at 13:55 on Saturday 5th January following reports of a Dog over the cliff at Danes Dayke, which saw Humberside Police also in attendance.
The team arrived on scene and formulated an extraction plan as the dog Ollie a black Labrador was sat in an area where cliff extraction could have been difficult.
Bridlington and Filey Coastguard set up a standard cliff top setup, and a technician was lowered to the same ledge as Ollie. Ollie was placed into an animal rescue bag and lowered to the bottom of the cliff.
Humber Coastguard urged dog walkers to keep their pets on a lead near cliff edges.
Their second call-out came 21:52 on Saturday night following a report of a High risk missing person, last known to be in the Sewerby Cliffs area.
Search teams were deployed to search along the cliff tops and beach towards Danes dyke. Upon completion of all searches information from police suggested the casualty was no longer in the immediate area and the teams stood down and returned to station.
The Coastguard’s third and final call-out to conclude a busy 12 hour period came after they were tasked to a confirmed sighting of a person entering the water, South Beach, Bridlington at around 00:54 in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Due to the immediate risk to life, the Bridlington RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested. Whilst the lifeboat was mustering three Coastguard personnel entered the water and attempted a rescue.
The inshore lifeboat quickly launched and assisted the casualty back to shore and into the hands of police, ambulance and coastguard officers.
Coastguards are fully trained in water rescue and this incident proves exactly why.
Also in attendance was Humberside Police and Yorkshire Ambulance Service.