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Dad and daughter airlifted to hospital after their jet ski capsized
8:35am Thursday 8th August 2013 in News
A FIVE-YEAR-OLD girl and her father were airlifted to hospital suffering from suspected hypothermia when their jet ski overturned in the sea off St Osyth.
Clacton RNLI’s was called to the scene along with the RAF Search and Rescue helicopter at about 2.40pm on Wednesday, August 7.
The pair, who were staying at a caravan nearby, were in the water without life jackets.
Lifeboat helmsman Trevor Neal said: “The jet ski had overturned about 300 metres off the Sailor Boy café, off St Osyth beach.
“The five-year-old and the man were in the water and were clinging to the jet ski."
The man, who is thought to be in his 30s, and the girl were winched from the beach to the helicopter and flown to Colchester General Hospital for treatment.