Sabic donate £500 to RBRB

rob-mobile-778Mike Taylor presented our Crew Leader, Rob Matthew, with a cheque for £500.  The donation was made on behalf of Sabic UK Petrochemical, Olelins 6 on Wilton Site, Redcar: The Scrap Metal Fund.  Mike nominated RBRB to Sabic as a recipient of the funds raised to show his gratitude for the help the rescue boat provided at the annual Kayak Fishing Festival held in Runswick Bay every year which Mike now organises.  RBRB are hugely grateful for this donation and Rob thanked Mike for his continued support.

RBRB Assists Stranded Couple

Photograph courtesy of Staithes Coastguard

Photograph courtesy of Staithes Coastguard

On Thursday 22nd September, just after 1800 hrs, RBRB received a pager call from the Coastguard to launch to assist an elderly couple who had become stranded by the rising tide on the rocky shore line near Fillet Tail, having been walking for six hours. Staithes Coastguard and Staithes and Runswick RNLI were also in attendance.

RBRB were required to get Crew onto the shore and recover the casualties to the Staithes boat All went well and Runswick Rescue returned to shore in fading light following Staithes RNLI into Runswick at around 7.20 pm.

Helmsman, Tom Dobson said: “This had the potential to be a very dangerous situation. The couple were elderly and, having taken a wrong turn, had spent many hours clambering over the rocks. They were tired and, with darkness approaching and a rising tide, did the right thing and called 999 for help.”

Despite their ordeal, both casualties were fine and well with no apparent injuries and returned to their car for their journey home.

Third call out in two weeks as heatwave brings people flocking to Runswick Bay

Air Ambulance on Runswick Bay beach

Air Ambulance on Runswick Bay beach

On 23rd August, on a very hot day, on Runswick Bay beach, RBRB Crew received a pager call to deliver the charity’s defibrilator to a suspected heart attack patient on the beach.  Runswick Rescue launching authority notified Humber Coastguard and initiated the Coastguard response.  Coastguard teams from Staithes and Skinningrove attended along with Helimed 99 which was already in the area.  We are pleased to report that the casualty made a full recovery.

RBRB at Whitby RNLI Weekend

We were honoured and proud to be asked again to take part in the display at the recent Whitby RNLI Lifeboat fundraising weekend. Congratulations to the Whitby crew for a fantastic fundraiser and thank you for everything you do to promote and support auxiliary services like RBRB in the regional community.