Hunstanton RNLI busy

The new Hunstanton Atlantic 85 RNLI lifeboat 'Spirit of West Norfolk' arrives at the station. ENGANL00120120401173649

The new Hunstanton Atlantic 85 RNLI lifeboat 'Spirit of West Norfolk' arrives at the station. ENGANL00120120401173649

Hunstanton RNLI had a busy weekend as lifeboats were called out.

On Sunday, a crew came to the aid of two people who had gone to the mouth of the River Ouse to pick Samphire, only for their boat to drift off.

When the crew arrived they found the two with their boat high and dry on a sandbank.

The crew anchored the boat to be collected later and returned the pair to the riverbank.

On Saturday lunchtime, the lifeboat went to the aid of a vessel that had broken down in the freeman channel with two people on board.

The cabin-style vessel had suffered engine failure.

The Spirit of West Norfolk escorted the vessel as it was towed back by another vessel to Boston.

On Sunday, a kite surfer was seen to be in difficulties about half-a-mile to the east of the boathouse at Old Hunstanton. The hovercraft was prepared for launching but the surfer managed to make his way back to the shore, so it was stood down.