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Update: Windsurfer missing off Hunstanton




Fears were growing this evening after a full-scale search taking place in the sea off Hunstanton for a windsurfer had still failed to locate him this afternoon after nearly 24 hours.

The alarm was raised at 5.20pm yesterday and HM Coastguard has been coordinating a rescue mission that continued throughout the night and was continuing this afternoon.

A spokeswoman for the RNLI said that Hunstanton and Wells all-weather lifeboats, Wells and Hunstanton Inshore lifeboats, Sutton Bridge, Wells, Skegness Coastguard Rescue Teams, and the Coastguard helicopter was involved in the operation.

Today's tweet from HM Coastguard about the incident in Hunstanton. (43128163)
Today's tweet from HM Coastguard about the incident in Hunstanton. (43128163)

The Coastguard fixed wing aircraft was also planned to be used in the seach.

Norfolk police and Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue are also on the scene.

The Scene along the Seafront at Hunstanton on Sunday afternoon 15th November, A full-scale search is taking place in the sea off Hunstanton for a windsurfer who went missing on Saturday evening (14th). (43129090)
The Scene along the Seafront at Hunstanton on Sunday afternoon 15th November, A full-scale search is taking place in the sea off Hunstanton for a windsurfer who went missing on Saturday evening (14th). (43129090)
The Scene along the Seafront at Hunstanton on Sunday afternoon 15th November. (43129119)
The Scene along the Seafront at Hunstanton on Sunday afternoon 15th November. (43129119)
The Scene along the Seafront at Hunstanton on Sunday afternoon 15th November, A full-scale search is taking place in the sea off Hunstanton for a windsurfer who went missing on Saturday evening (14th). (43129134)
The Scene along the Seafront at Hunstanton on Sunday afternoon 15th November, A full-scale search is taking place in the sea off Hunstanton for a windsurfer who went missing on Saturday evening (14th). (43129134)
The Scene along the Seafront at Hunstanton on Sunday afternoon 15th November, A full-scale search is taking place in the sea off Hunstanton for a windsurfer who went missing on Saturday evening (14th). (43129138)
The Scene along the Seafront at Hunstanton on Sunday afternoon 15th November, A full-scale search is taking place in the sea off Hunstanton for a windsurfer who went missing on Saturday evening (14th). (43129138)
The Scene along the Seafront at Hunstanton on Sunday afternoon 15th November, A full-scale search is taking place in the sea off Hunstanton for a windsurfer who went missing on Saturday evening (14th). (43129151)
The Scene along the Seafront at Hunstanton on Sunday afternoon 15th November, A full-scale search is taking place in the sea off Hunstanton for a windsurfer who went missing on Saturday evening (14th). (43129151)
The Scene along the Seafront at Hunstanton on Sunday afternoon 15th November, A full-scale search is taking place in the sea off Hunstanton for a windsurfer who went missing on Saturday evening (14th) ..Search Helicopter with its power search Camera's mounted to the underneath. (43129152)
The Scene along the Seafront at Hunstanton on Sunday afternoon 15th November, A full-scale search is taking place in the sea off Hunstanton for a windsurfer who went missing on Saturday evening (14th) ..Search Helicopter with its power search Camera's mounted to the underneath. (43129152)


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