Flamborough lifeboat was tasked at 7.42 pm last night (10th July) after two men had capsized from their kayak by the Breil Nook area of the headland.
On arrival the decision was made for two of the Flamborough crew to swim to the casualties who were now ashore and assess the situation.
Both men were suffering cuts and bruises from trying to get to safety, and due to the tide and position they were in, a means of extraction would not be easy.
Due to the unavailability of the UK Coastguard helicopter which had been tasked to another incident the decision was made to request the Bridlington inshore lifeboat.
Once on scene Ad Trower, Bridlington lifeboat helm and his crew, managed to get the lifeboat through the swell and backwash a number of times before successfully putting both men and the two crewmen onto the Flamborough lifeboat who then quickly took them to shore for medical attention.
Bridlington helm Ad Trower said ‘ we couldn’t wait for the tide to make the job easier due to the men’s condition they needed to be taken off but with the two Flamborough crew there to guide us in it made the job easier’.