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Two People Saved From 'Rapidly Deflating' Dinghy Off Flamborough

Two People Saved From 'Rapidly Deflating' Dinghy Off Flamborough

Published by Karen Liu at 7:22am 19th August 2019.

Two people on an inflatable dinghy have been rescued off Flamborough.

Bridlington Coastguard were out on local patrol when they received a call about two people drifting around two miles out in the sea.

The team took a vantage point at Thornwick and managed to get the dinghy in their view.

Flamborough Lifeboat were paged and launched at around 12.55pm yesterday (Sunday 18th August).

The RNLI say they were at the scene at 1.08pm by which time the dinghy was "deflating rapidly". 

The two people were transferred onto the lifeboat and taken to the beach at North Landing. 

Bridlington Coastguard said:

"The two casualties on board the inflatable were very lucky on this occasion as they managed to raise the alarm and the weather conditions were not great with an off shore wind.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency are urging people not to use inflatable toys at the coast as they are not designed to be used in the sea and can actually be very dangerous to use them there.

We will always answer the 999 call when we are needed and we will always respond in a maritime emergency, without counting the cost."

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