Kitesurfer rescued off Old Hunstanton

The new Hunstanton Atlantic 85 RNLI lifeboat 'Spirit of West Norfolk' arrives at the station. ENGANL00120120401173937

The new Hunstanton Atlantic 85 RNLI lifeboat 'Spirit of West Norfolk' arrives at the station. ENGANL00120120401173937

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Hunstanton’s lifeboat was called out this afternoon to rescue a kitesurfer.

Crews were scrambled at around 2.20pm after the surfer was reported to be in trouble around half a mile off Old Hunstanton.

He was picked up and returned to shore without needing medical treatment, officials said.