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Two People Washed Into Sea at Scarborough by Waves

Sea King from RAF Leconfield winching a man up from the Scarborough lifeboat.

Humber Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre have coordinated the recovery of two persons at Scarborough after they were washed in to the sea by waves.

At 18.00 today the Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public reporting that one person had been knocked from the wall in to the sea at South Shore in Scarborough. The other was clinging to the shore. The weather conditions were poor with rough seas, gale force winds and a very high tide.

The Scarborough Coastguard Rescue Team, the RNLI lifeboats based at Scarborough and RAF rescue helicopter based at Leconfield were sent to the scene. One person managed to scramble to safety and the other was pulled from the water by the inshore lifeboat. This person is now receiving medical attention.

Mike Puplett from Humber Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre said:

"We have very high tides at the moment and when you combine this with gale force winds you get very powerful waves. Whilst this can look spectacular we would ask people to please admire the force of nature at a distance. Breaking waves will knock you off your feet and are extremely dangerous for both you and the people who will be sent to rescue you."

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