Yacht crew in hospital after RNLI callout

A woman was found unconscious and is in 'a very poor condition'
A woman was found unconscious and is in 'a very poor condition'

A woman is in “a very poor condition” and a man was hospitalised after Bridlington RNLI received a mayday call to their yacht.

Lifeboats from Bridlington and Flamborough were requested by Humber Coastguard to attend the scene at Bridlington Bay where one of the yacht’s crew had fallen overboard.

Bridlington RNLI spokesperson Andy Brompton said: “Arriving on scene first the Flamborough lifeboat crew gave help to a female who was unconscious and was taken on board the lifeboat.

“The woman, who was in a very poor condition, was transferred to a Coastguard helicopter and taken to Hull.

“The Bridlington lifeboat was informed that one of the yachts crew had also gone in the sea in an effort to help the woman but was now on board the yacht.

“The Bridlington lifeboat went alongside the yacht and helmsman Adi Trower put a lifeguard on board to check on the man’s condition.”

The male in his seventies was starting to suffer from the cold and RNLI crew decided it would be best to get him ashore as quickly as possible.

He was taken to hospital by a waiting paramedic.

The inshore lifeboat crew returned to meet the yacht and escorted it to its berth in the harbour.