At 16.19hr on Tuesday 30th August 2011, four males were seen from the Lifeboat Station, on the outer breakwater of Seahouses Harbour, clinging to the navigation light. Larger breaking swells were breaking over the central part of the breakwater, and the tide was still rising. The four had no safe means of getting off the breakwater. Humber Coastguard Rescue Co-ordination Centre were informed and the Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat was paged for immediate launch.
All four males were evacuated safely from the breakwater by the Inshore Lifeboat, and landed to be met by local shore based Coastguard Rescue Officers. The Inshore Lifeboat then returned to station.