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Bridlington and Flamborough RNLI rescue three kayakers

A group of three kayakers called the UK Coastguard after they got into difficulty in rough seas about ½ a mile off Flamborough Head, off the Yorkshire coast just after 1pm today.
Bridlington and Flamborough lifeboats, Bridlington and Filey Coastguard Rescue Teams, the UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter all responded.
Two kayakers were rescued shortly after lifeboats arrived on scene and a third kayaker was pulled from the water suffering from hypothermia a short time later. All three were treated by paramedics from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service

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