Woman taken to hospital after RNLI crews called to two families
A woman was taken to Lynn's hospital with a suspected broken ankle as lifeboat crews were called to assist two families in separate emergencies yesterday afternoon.
The Hunstanton RNLI was called to a woman who had fallen between Old Hunstanton and Holme around 4pm.
Her husband and daughter had gone to the boathouse to inform a member of the crew that she had fallen with a suspected broken ankle.
The daughter was left in the care of the boathouse while the husband accompanied the crew to attend the woman.
She was transported by the coastguard to Holme where an ambulance took her to Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Pain relief was given by paramedics after a splint had been put around her injured ankle by the RNLI crews.
This followed the RNLI hovercraft crew being called to one adult and three teenage girls at 2.45pm after they had become stranded when walking out to marshland.
They were rescued by the hovercraft at Trial Bank, off the River Nene, and were landed at the Sutton Bridge lighthouse where they were taken into the care of the local coastguard response team.
An RNLI spokesman said: "They had found themselves in difficulty due to the muddy terrain and had made it to the Trial Bank for refuge. They informed the UK Coastguard of their predicament and needed assistance."