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Last Updated: Saturday, 28 May, 2005, 13:14 GMT 14:14 UK
Pair in hospital after sea rescue
RAF Sea King helicopter
One of the girl's was winched aboard an RAF helicopter
Two teenage girls are recovering in hospital after an air sea rescue off the coast of North East Lincolnshire.

The pair, who are both 15, had been out on jet-skis in Cleethorpes on Saturday morning when they got into trouble.

Two RAF helicopters, three lifeboats and seven other boats started a search after one girl was picked up by a fishing vessel and raised the alarm.

Rescuers took about an hour to find the second girl, who was eventually located in the Humber.

Both were taken to Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby suffering from shock and exposure.

Our thanks are due to all those rescue units who responded so promptly and at one point there were 10 vessels in a close line all searching
Humber coastguard

The alarm was raised at about 1030 BST by a fishing vessel, the Zuider Zee, when it picked up one of the girls in the mouth of the Humber.

The second girl was found about an hour later and winched aboard an RAF helicopter after one fishing boat spotted her jet-ski.

Steve Kinroy, watch manager at Humber Coastguard, said: "At just about 1140 BST we had a call from a fishing vessel, Blue Jay, which was west of the Bull Sand Fort and within the search area, that he had come across someone in the water.

"We are of course immensely relived the girl has been recovered.

"Our thanks are due to all those rescue units who responded so promptly and at one point there were 10 vessels in a close line all searching."


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