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Woman rescued after falling overboard from ferry

A woman has been rescued after falling overboard from a Newcastle passenger ferry bound for the Netherlands.

She fell overboard from the Princess Seaways DFDS ferry at about 20:35 BST on Monday.

The ferry then reversed course and rescued her off the coast of Flamborough Head, at about 21:00 BST.

The woman, 23, from Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire, was taken to Scarborough Hospital, where she was kept in overnight and then released.

Ed Thomas reports

  • 06 Sep 2011
  • From the section UK