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Sea rescue after swimmer swept almost a mile along the coast

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There has been a dramatic air sea rescue this afternoon after a swimmer was swept almost a mile along the coast in heavy seas and strong tides near Flamborough Head.

Two beachgoers dived into the water to try and help the person as they were overwhelmed by large waves at Flamborough North Landing. It is thought the swimmer spent more than half an hour in the water before being rescued by the Flamborough lifeboat at Breil Nook, almost a mile further south.

Humber coastguard say the swimmer and one of those who had swum out to help them were airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary by the coastguard helicopter. There is no word on their condition.


BREAKING: North Yorks bridge collapses - two rescued from flood waters

Rescue teams were scrambled when two people ended up in flood water after a footbridge collapsed on the North Yorkshire Moors.The Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Great North Air Ambulance were called to High Askew near the village of Cropton.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service confirmed crews had been sent to the scene but had no more details.

One person was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital at Middlesborough. The second person was taken to hospital by ambulance.


RAF crew from Yorkshire help in pleasure boat rescue

A helicopter from RAF Leaconfield near Beverley joined four lifeboats to help rescue a pleasure boat which began to take on water two miles out to sea today.

The rescue happened off the coast of Redcar, Teesside, after three anglers on board the Ocean Pearl contacted the Humber Coastguard about the emergency. The Ocean Pearl was being towed back to shore when the decision was made to beach it at Redcar.

No one was hurt in the operation this morning.

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