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Busy day for RNLI off Hunstanton




In what was a busy day for lifeboatmen off Hunsanton, they came to the aid of a 30ft motorboat yesterday evening.

The boat with three people onboard had broken down one mile north of Brancaster harbour.

The Wells lifeboat launched outside the boathouse on the ebbing tide at 7.20pm and proceeded out to sea towards the casualty. The crew arrived on scene at 8.05pm and started to rig a tow.

Wells lifeboat towing a 30ft motor cruiser off Hunstanton. (49496909)
Wells lifeboat towing a 30ft motor cruiser off Hunstanton. (49496909)

At 8.12pm, with the tow connected, the lifeboat headed back towards Wells harbour and proceeded into the channel with a shortened tow.

The disabled motor cruiser, with its crew all safe and uninjured, was taken to the outer harbour pontoons and safely moored alongside at 9.45pm.

The lifeboat then returned to the station and was ashore at 9.55pm. It was refuelled, rehoused and ready again for service at 11pm.

Wells lifeboat towing a 30ft motor cruiser off Hunstanton. (49496944)
Wells lifeboat towing a 30ft motor cruiser off Hunstanton. (49496944)

Lifeboats also went to the rescue of six people cut-off by the tide on Scolt Head Island off Brancaster yesterday afternoonn.

Hunstanton RNLI responded and the hover crew did a visual search of island and found it was all clear. As the crew were about to return to the station, they were alerted to report of a kite surfer in trouble off the lighthouse.

The young lad had got into trouble with his kite and his mother and younger brother informed the recovery team on the beach of his plight, H-003 was informed and proceeded to the area, the young lad had made it to the beach, and hover crew recovered his kite. Thankfully he was OK.

At 5.35pm, the Coastguard requested the launch of Hunstanton lifeboat to report of persons being swept out to sea on lilos, opposite the boathouse.

Hunstanton lifeboat crew launched and made rapid response to position, a paddle boarder had also gone to assist, three young girls had drifted out to sea the lifeboat recovered two and the paddle boarder brought the third girl ashore, advice was given about the use of inflatables on the sea.

Thankfully, again, the girls were all OK.

The RNLI advice to visitors to the beach, is please do not use inflatables in tidal waters.



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