Yacht crew airlifted to hospital after emegency off Spurn Point
Two people have been rescued from a yacht in rough seas off Spurn Point.
The crewmembers, suffering with severe seasickness, were airlifted to hospital in Grimsby by the Leconfield rescue helicopter.
The yacht, called EIO, was taken in tow by an RNLI lifeboat after running out of fuel. Her skipper stayed on board throughout.
Humber Coastguard received a distress signal at 6.45pm last night.
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The rescue, 22 miles off the coast, was conducted in winds of up to 30 knots.
The crewmembers were released from hospital this morning.
A coastguard spokesman said: "Seasickness can be life-threatening in the most severe cases, and it left these two people unable to move."