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Footage of a lifeboat crew battling high seas in attempt to reach the site of the fatal helicopter crash has been released by the RNLI.
The video shows the four-man crew attempting to get closer to the wreckage of the aircraft before being forced to pull back from the coastline.
An RAF helicopter hovers over the scene of the crash, which killed two people.
Two men were killed in a helicopter crash in East Yorkshire, police have confirmed.
Rod Marwood, 67, course chairman at Flamborough Head Golf Club, said he was about 400 yards away when the helicopter crashed:
Mr Marwood said the site of the crash was at the bottom of 250 foot high sheer cliffs.
Coastguard, police and ambulances are all working at the scene of a helicopter crash in East Yorkshire.
The helicopter was seen crashing off the coast near Flamborough at 1.40pm today, Humberside Police said.
A helicopter which crashed near Flamborough Head was a private flight from Durham Tees Valley Airport, it is reported.
The flight was heading for Humberside Airport.
Paul Litten, commercial director for the airport, told the Scunthorpe Telegraph:
Details about the number of people aboard the helicopter are yet to be revealed.
The Air Accidents Investigations Branch (AAIB) has dispatched a team to the site of a helicopter crash in East Yorkshire.
Humberside Police say emergency services were called to reports that a helicopter was in the sea off the coast of Flamborough.
Eye-witness Chris Palmer said he heard a loud "crack" and the helicopter disappeared out of sight behind the cliffs. He told BBC Radio 5 Live:
Chris Feast, from Flamborough Head Golf Club, said a number of golfers had spotted a helicopter trying to land near the 17th green and then reported hearing a "loud bang and crash".
It is not yet known how many were aboard the helicopter which has reportedly crashed on Flamborough Head in East Yorkshire.
The coastguard have launched a full scale search operation.