Coastguards called to injured child, and two missing children, on same afternoon

Bridlington Coastguard had a busy afternoon yesterday as they were called out to two separate incidents involving children.

Friday, 7th August 2020, 2:10 pm
Updated Friday, 7th August 2020, 2:14 pm
Bridlington Coastguard.

The first incident was an eight year old who had fallen from a rope swing at Danes Dyke, Flamborough.

Yorkshire Ambulance service teams were already on the scene but due to the location required help to remove the casualty by stretcher.

Because of the suspected injuries Yorkshire Air Ambulance were requested, but as soon as they arrived were diverted to a serious RTA elsewhere.

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A Coastguard rescue helicopter was tasked and landed on Sewerby Cliff top. The casualty was airlifted to James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough.

The second call, soon afterwards, was for two missing children, again at Danes Dyke.

Teams from Filey Coastguard and Hornsea Coastguard were also involved in the search along with Flamborough RNLI, who conducted a shoreline search from Flamborough to Bridlington Harbour.

Following an extensive search the children were found in Bridlington by police officers.

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