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Hunstanton Hovercraft called out after coastguard reports people and dogs cut off by Scolt Head Island Brancaster tide

The busy Hunstanton Hovercraft was again called out on Monday as sunshine and hot weather brought out the crowds to the coast.

Just after 7pm UK Coastguard requested the launch following a report of three people and two dogs cut off by the tide at Scolt Head Island, Brancaster.

The three ladies and two dogs were located on the island and taken onboard the Hovercraft H-003 and landed into the care of the local coastguard response team at Brancaster Golf clubhouse.

Hunstanton lifeboat station.
Hunstanton lifeboat station.

On Sunday, the coastguard had requested a launch of the Hovercraft to a report of two people cut off on Scolt Head Island, but it was stood down as the pair had made it back to the mainland.

Furthermore on Saturday, the coastguard requested a lifeboat launch to reports of 16 people cut off by rising tide on a sandbank off Hunstanton.

General coastguard safety tips are to check the weather and tide times.

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