Helicopter crashed into sea in East Yorkshire

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A helicopter has crashed into the sea in East Yorkshire, police have said.

The helicopter was seen crashing off the coast near Flamborough at 1.40pm today (Tuesday), Humberside Police said.

Police, coastguard and ambulance service are at the scene.

A Humberside Police spokesperson said the incident did not involve a police helicopter.

A statement released by police said: “Police received a call from a concerned member of public reporting a helicopter having crashed into the sea off the coast near Flamborough at around 1340 hours today.

“Police, coastguard and ambulance service attended the area right away and a search was carried out which resulted in the helicopter being located in the sea off the coast of Flamborough near the lighthouse.

“An area has been cordoned off while the emergency services and coast guard continue their work.

“Initial inquiries are being made in order to try and establish the circumstances which led to the helicopter coming down.”

Members of the public have been asked to stay away from the site of the crash due to dangerous cliff edges and aviation fuel in the water.