Sunday, October 14, 2007

Men Airlifted From Upturned Boat

Three men have been winched to safety from the hull of their upturned boat in a dramatic rescue off the Northumberland coast. The alarm was raised after the men's small fishing boat was overturned by a large wave at a strip of rocks called Cresswell Scars, near Newbiggin.An RAF helicopter crew airlifted the men to Wansbeck General Hospital. A spokesman for Newbiggin lifeboat station said the men were being treated for shock and hypothermia.

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