The crew of a dive boat evacuated by a Coastguard helicopter after the vessel ran aground on the River Ouse at Goole
The incident involving the Northern Divers Ltd boat took place on the River Ouse near Goole Docks.
The coastguard helicopter had to land on the mudflats to evacuate the three people on board.
They are believed to have suffered injuries and been airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary, but their condition is not yet known.
One person was evacuated on a stretcher.
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The coastguard said: ‘Just before 10.20am today HM Coastguard was asked to assist a vessel which had run aground at Goole, with three people on board. The search and rescue helicopter Humberside Rescue and the Hull Coastguard Rescue Team have been dispatched. The incident is ongoing and we have no further information at this time.”
The vessel involved is the MV Anne-Marie – described on the Northern Divers website as “virtually indestructible and unsinkable”.
The Hull-based company’s services include underwater civil engineering, commercial diving, harbor and wharf maintenance, salvage, structural inspections and repairs, wind farm operations, hydrographic surveys, inspections bridges and pipeline installations.