VIDEO: HM Coastguard helicopter rescues 2 capsized kayakers from Thornwick Bay

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Two men were rescued by the HM Coastguard helicopter after they capsized their inflatable kayaks in Thornwick Bay, near Flamborough at the weekend.

At 4.30pm on Saturday 1 July, UK coastguard received a 999 call reporting two men were stuck on rocks in Thornwick Bay after their inflatable canoes capsized.

Bridlington Coastguard Rescue Team, HM Coastguard Hull and Flamborough RNLI inshore lifeboat were sent to the scene.

It quickly became apparent that the lifeboat wouldn’t be able to reach them safely due to the rocks and due to the precarious position they were in on the cliffs – some 40ft up – and with one casualty becoming more distressed the extraction became more urgent.

The UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Humberside Airport was sent to the scene and the helicopter was able airlift both casualties to Hull Royal Infirmary.

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