Two people were airlifted from a yacht that ran aground in the Humber Estuary.

The UK Coastguard was called to say those on board needed assistance after striking a sandbank on Saturday, 15 August.

Hull Coastguard Rescue Team and Humber Rescue were sent but the yacht was then reported to have developed a dangerous list as the tide ebbed away quickly.

The Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Humberside was sent and two people rescued from the vessel.

They were landed in Hull where they were met by Hull Coastguard Rescue Team.

Richard Johnson, Senior Maritime Operations Officer, from UK Coastguard said: ‘Both of these people were lifted from the vessel as a precaution.

‘They had done the right thing by using their VHF radio to call the Coastguard as soon as they had realised they needed help.’

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The vessel was refloated on the evening’s tide.