Woman recovered from Whitby harbour

Whitby Inshore Lifeboat
Whitby Inshore Lifeboat

The Whitby Lifeboat was launched this afternoon after a lady fell from a flight of stairs into the water.

The Inshore Lifeboat attended the incident after a woman fell from the top of a flight of stairs onto a pontoon and into the water.

After recovering the casualty, the paramedic service took the woman to the sands at the fish pier and she was evacuated by air ambulance.

An RNLI spokesman said: "It was a good team effort by all and we hope she makes a speedy recovery."