Ferry girl’s sea plunge res­cue

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A PAS­SEN­GER cheated death after fall­ing from a ferry in the North Sea.

The 23-year-old woman from Wel­wyn Gar­den City, Herts, was on the Princess Se­aways ship trav­el­ling from New­cas­tle to Ij­muiden, Hol­land, on Mon­day night.

The Hum­ber Coast­guard was alerted after she mys­te­ri­ously fell into the sea, 20 miles north east of Flam­bor­ough Head, East Yorks.

A Sea King res­cue he­li­copter was scram­bled and lifeboat crews were put on standby, but it was the ferry’s own res­cue boat which pulled her to safety after 30 min­utes in the wa­ter.

She was then winched onto the he­li­copter and flown to nearby Scar­bor­ough Hos­pi­tal, where she was checked for hy­pother­mia and kept in overnight be­fore be­ing re­leased.

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