NATIONAL NEWS: Dramatic footage of father and daughter saved at sea in Whitby

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Dramatic footage has emerged of a father and daughter being saved by lifeboats from the RNLI in Whitby.

Ben Biltcliffe, 45, and his 11-year-old daughter Grace were swept out to sea by a riptide which left them struggling to survive for a terrifying 45 minutes.

Father and daughter saved by lifeboats from the RNLI in Whitby.

Father and daughter saved by lifeboats from the RNLI in Whitby.

They were unable to get back to the shore for almost an hour and feared for their lives as they waited to be rescued by lifeboats.