Whitby Gazette Online – Published on Tuesday 21 June 2011 11:00
TWO men on board a dinghy attempted to row it back to the shore at Runswick Bay after the engine failed.
Luckily a member of the public on the cliffs at Port Mulgrave spotted them at about 7.30pm on Monday and rang a crewman from the Runswick Bay Rescue Boat to ask advice.
A crew was immediately mustered and the Humber coastguard notified.
Runswick Bay Rescue Boat then launched to find a 15 foot fibreglass dinghy with a dead engine still being rowed in the direction of Runswick.
The two men onboard were safe, unharmed and well equipped with life jackets but faced with a long and tiring row to shore.
They gratefully accepted assistance and were towed safely to shore. The rescue boat was stood down at 8.10pm