At 18.20hr on Friday 8th April 2016, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat to investigate the report from a member of the public, of a body floating in the sea off Seahouses Harbour. At this time it was suspected that it was not a body, but some debris, but to make absolutely sure, the Inshore Lifeboat was launched to confirm our suspicions.
The object was quickly located towards the Shoreston Buoy, and it was established that it was in fact a small tree with some cloth snagged on it. The object was brought ashore by the lifeboat, to prevent any further reports. The incident was a false alarm with good intent, and the Inshore Lifeboat was soon washed down, refuelled and ready for service again by 18.50hr that night.