Bridlington lifeboat rescues dinghy man and children

A man and three children have been rescued from a dinghy which was blown out to sea near Bridlington.

An RAF helicopter and an RNLI lifeboat were involved in the rescue off the beach at Ulrome on Tuesday afternoon.

The people in the dinghy, a man in his late 40s and three children aged four, six and seven, were staying in a nearby caravan. None had a life jacket.

"Risking young lives in such choppy seas is very regrettable," a Humber Coastguard spokesman said.

He said: "The individuals had oars on board but the offshore winds were too strong and they were being blown out to sea.

"We understand they originally had two such dinghies but one had already blown away in the winds ,which might have given them a clue as to the conditions.

"This really was a very silly situation to get into particularly in the light of the numerous warnings of strong offshore winds exacerbated by the lack of lifejackets on board."

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