A family was rescued from the Humber on Saturday after their cabin cruiser hit a buoy

Six people were rescued from the River Humber on Saturday night after their cabin cruiser hit a buoy and sank.

The family from Hull was spotted clinging to an overturned dinghy around 10.30pm, with an adult and 10-year-old girl huddled on top. They had floated past the rescue launch and were seen by a thermal imaging camera from a police helicopter.

It’s thought the group had been travelling to Hull marina when their 30ft vessel Daddy’s Girl hit the navigation mark and sank within 15 minutes.

The girl, her 42-year-old father, two women and two men were taken to Hull Royal Infirmary. They were cold and distressed, but all were later released, with one having been treated for a sprained ankle.