Filey lifeboat rescue five people from boat with engine room fire

The boat being towed into Scarborough Harbour.
The boat being towed into Scarborough Harbour.

The lifeboat crew in Filey were called out to a vessel north of Filey Brigg on Tuesday evening.

The vessel had an engine room fire leading to five people being rescued. A helicopter also attended the scene.

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The boat was then towed to Scarborough harbour for further assessment where the Coastguard and North Yorkshire Fire Service were waiting.

Filey Lifeboat tweeted: "All weather lifeboat launched to survey vessel north of Filey Brigg with engine room fire.

"Helicopter on scene. 5 persons evacuated by Lifeboat.

"Vessel towed to Scarborough harbour to waiting Coastguard Teams and North Yorks Fire Service.

"All persons accounted for and safe."

North Yorkshire Fire received a call about the incident at 7.44pm.

In a statement the force said: "Crews from Scarborough were called to carry out an inspection on a boat that had been towed into the harbour following a small engine fire.

"Crews used a thermal imaging camera to confirm that there was no further fire or residual heat."