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Coastguards in Scarborough have issued a warning after two men were swept into the sea at the resort. One of them, who was thought to be trying to get his dog out of the water, did not survive.
Eyewitnesses say waves had been crashing over the footpath the men were on at the time of the tragedy which happened at high Spring tide. Chris Kiddey reports.
The coastguard is warning people to steer clear of seafront paths in rough weather.
It comes after a local man in his 30s died after being swept out to sea last night . Chris Kiddey reports
The coastguard has told ITV News Tyne Tees that before his death, a man was found a quarter of a mile out to sea, forty minutes after police received a report from a member of the public. He had been out walking his dog.
It is unclear at the moment whether or not the man had gone into the sea after his dog.
The man was washed into the sea from this coastal path south of the Spa complex.
North Yorkshire Police were called to the scene at around 6pm yesterday (Sunday February 22, 2015) after reports of a man being knocked off the sea wall into the water . He was taken to hospital but later died.
RNLI Scarborough have paid tribute to a man who died in hospital following a sea rescue operation. The man, in his thirties, had been walking his dog in Scarborough.
A man has died in hospital after he was swept out to sea near the Spa in Scarborough's South Bay.
North Yorkshire Police were called at around 6pm yesterday to a report of a man being knocked off the sea wall into the water .
The RNLI and Coastguard also attended the scene of the incident, with air support provided by RAF Leconfield.
An unconscious man was recovered from the water at around 6.40pm and taken to Scarborough District Hospital.
Despite the efforts of paramedics and hospital staff, he was pronounced deceased at hospital.
The man, who has not been named, was from Scarborough and in his thirties.
It is understood that the man was walking in the area with his dog and a friend when he got into difficulties.
The man’s friend was also taken to hospital suffering from shock and the effects of the cold, but has since been discharged.
A family who were walking nearby, raised the alarm with the emergency services.
Two men were taken to hospital after they were rescued from the sea at Scarborough this evening.
The alarm was raised at 6pm when the Humber coastguard received a 999 call informing them that a person had been knocked off the sea wall at South Shore into the sea by a combination of gale force winds and high tides.
It is not known how the second man ended up in the sea but it is believed he went into to try and rescue the other person.
Both Scarborough RNLI lifeboats were scrambled to rescue the two men from the sea between the former swimming pool and the Spa.
The inshore lifeboat was launched in poor visibility at 6.10pm, followed 20 minutes later by the all-weather lifeboat.
It was at high tide, with a 4-5ft swell amplified by the backwash which made the search more difficult, despite the help of a spotlight from a Sea King helicopter from RAF Leaconfield.
Two coastguard teams , one from Scarborough and the other from Burniston, assisted with the search from the beach.
The two men were eventually rescued from the water and both were taken by ambulance to Scarborough General Hospital for treatment.
Lifeboat crews have recovered two people from South Bay off Scarborough this evening. An emergency call was made just before 6pm said a spokesman. He added that the conditions are very rough with high tides. All the emergency services are involved and the incident is ongoing.