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Woman found alive after swimming off Lincolnshire coast

A woman who disappeared while swimming off the Lincolnshire coast has been found alive after a major search operation.

The Humber Coastguard said the 23-year-old woman, who had been drinking alcohol, was found semi-conscious on the beach near a holiday resort in Chapel St Leonards, near Skegness, early today.

A tractor driver who was working on the beach went to the aid of two men who went into the sea after her, and raised the alarm.