Volunteers from an East Yorkshire lifeboat station have rescued a couple from Pontefract after their yacht sank this afternoon.
Humber Rescue crew members were called to reports of a vessel which had struck the Whitton Lightfloat in the River Humber. The 26 foot yacht was said to be damaged, sinking with 2 people on board.
A rescue boat was launched and teams were on scene within a couple of minutes only to find the yacht sunk and no sign of the two people.
But the couple were found clinging to the light float, in shock but safe and well. They say their boat sank within seconds.
More top news
A council worker is facing suspension after being after being filmed tossing a mum's rubbish out of her bin, and onto the street.
Police have released pictures of fans who could have information for the criminal investigation into the day of the Hillsborough Disaster.
The actress said she was 'devastated' to hear the tragic news of her idol's death and described her as a 'remarkable woman'.