Bridlington Inshore lifeboat was paged today after reports of a windsurfer in trouble.
The windsurfer was one of several board sailors off the coast at Wilsthorpe when he felt unwell.
A fellow windsurfer raised the alarm and stayed along side the man who was clinging onto his board until the arrival of the lifeboat.
The inshore lifeboat launched on service at 1.44 pm with Helm Andy Webber and his crew Joff Pearson and Jordan Harrison made their way to a position a mile off the Wilsthorpe beach.
Once on scene the casualty was lifted into the inshore boat. Helm Andy Webber said “the man told us he was not feeling well but had improved while he was in the water”. On hearing this the helm decided they would not take any chances and get the casualty ashore quickly.
On the beach the Coastguard took over the care of the casualty from the lifeboat crew whilst they returned to collect the man’s board.