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Flamborough Lifeboat crew rescue FIVE in 90 minutes

The crew of the Flamborough Lifeboat and HM Coastguard rescue teams were called out twice in 90 minutes today as kayakers and swimmers got caught out in very rough sea conditions off North Landing.

At 11:19am the Flamborough lifeboat crew were paged on service to a pair of kayakers in difficultly in rough sea conditions. A member of the public saw them in difficultly and dialed 999 and asked for the coastguard. Once on the scene they were spotted by Bridlington coastguard rescue team and they on the lifeboat were directed to the casualties.

Both were taken on board the lifeboat and taken back to the lifeboat station as weather conditions were too bad for the crew to land them back in North Landing, where they launched from.

Shortly after at 12.45pm the crew was called out to three swimmers at North Landing in extreme danger in very rough sea conditions. All three were fighting large waves in rough conditions.

Two woman were originally swimming before a member of the public saw them in difficultly and went in to help, but then got in to difficulties himself. Once the lifeboat was on the scene the casualties were plucked from the angry sea conditions and taken ashore to the coastguard and paramedics. They were very cold but had no injuries.


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