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Hunstanton lifeboat in action twice over weekend



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Hunstanton lifeboat launched yesterday morning to assist a 10m catamaran with two people on board.

The lifeboat launched at 5.45am and proceeded to the Lower Road just outside of Boston. Hunstanton lifeboat took over the tow from Skegness lifeboat they had towed the vessel from Gibralter Point.

Skegness had earlier responded to the vessels May Day call that he had damaged his rudder, due to the state of the tide they moored him at Gibralter Point.

The Hunstanton Atlantic 85 RNLI lifeboat 'Spirit of West Norfolk'. MLNF11PT03308
The Hunstanton Atlantic 85 RNLI lifeboat 'Spirit of West Norfolk'. MLNF11PT03308

The vessel later contacted the Coastguard at 1.30am saying he was taking in water and needed assistance.

On Friday, at 8pm, Hunstanton RNLI Lifeboat Spirit of West Norfolk was requested by the Coastguard to Medivac a crewman aboard the IFCA Fishery Protection vessel Three Counties.

The ship was at Seal Sand Southern part of the Wash. The crewman was transferred to the lifeboat, and brought back to the boathouse, where he was transferred to an awaiting ambulance, to be taken to the Queen Eliazabeth Hospital at Lynn.



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