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.