UPDATE: Tribute to man who died after collapsing on vessel moored near Skegness

Coastguard helicopter over Gibraltar Point. ANL-160817-072607001
Coastguard helicopter over Gibraltar Point. ANL-160817-072607001

Skegness RNLI crew have today said their thoughts are with the family of a man who died on board a vessel waiting to return to Gibraltar Point near Skegness.

Two lifeboats and a helicoper were called to assist the man on board a a 20ft catamaran. The man, a member of Skegness Yatch Club, was airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary.

Skegness RNLI Lifeboats. ANL-160817-072648001

Skegness RNLI Lifeboats. ANL-160817-072648001

Skegness RNLI and the Coastguard was alerted at about 3pm yesterday and the sad news the man had died reached social media last night.

A spokesman for the RNLI said today: “Some members of the crew are members of the club and knew him. Our thoughts are with his family.”