Rescue 12 January 2019

Two men are in hospital after being rescued from the sea near Redcar by crew from the town’s RNLI lifeboats.

The emergency call came at 8.10am on Saturday 12 January 2019 after a person at the South Gare dialled 999 to report a person being washed off the South Gare breakwater near the lighthouse.

Both lifeboat from Redcar were launched and were on scene within eight minutes.

The crew of larger Atlantic 85 lifeboat found a man in the sea approximately 50 metres from the breakwater. He was pulled into the lifeboat and CPR was begun. He was taken to the emergency meeting point at Tees Dock where he was given further emergency treatment before being taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Meanwhile RNLI crew who had traveled to the South Gare in a vehicle discovered a second man who had also been washed into the sea during the same event. He was given treatment by RNLI crew trained in casualty care until an ambulance arrived to treat the man and take him to hospital.

The incident involved UK Coastguard rescue teams from Redcar and Staithes, a UK Coastguard helicopter, the Great North Air Ambulance, NEAS HART teams, paramedics and police.

The condition of the two men is unknown.