Paddleboarder rescued by coastguards and lifeboat crew off Yorkshire Coast

A paddleboarder was rescued after getting into difficulty off the Yorkshire Coast yesterday.

Sunday, 14th March 2021, 3:17 pm
Updated Sunday, 14th March 2021, 3:22 pm

Bridlington and Hornsea coastguard teams and a Bridlington lifeboat crew were deployed to help the man in Bridlington Bay shortly after 12.15pm.

Coastguard rescuers used a specialist water rescue technique to bring the paddleboarder safely ashore.

Mark Ellis, Senior Maritime Operations Officer from HM Coastguard, said: "The team had to use its skill in water rescue techniques - they put in the training for moments just like these.

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"The man was rescued by the coastguard team and was checked over.

"We love the coast and we want everyone to enjoy it safely and carefully. Even the most experienced of people can find themselves in trouble or get caught out by weather or tide.

"It is important to remember If you get into difficulty or see someone who is, dial 999 and ask for the coastguard."