Mother and child rescued at Brancaster – Launch 12 April 2017

Three people, a couple and their young child, had to be rescued on Wednesday 12th April at 9.00pm after being trapped in their car at Brancaster beach road. 

They had become marooned by the tidal flooding of the road. The father had waded back to the Golf Club and raised the alarm. 

Hunstanton Lifeboat Spirit of West Norfolk was launched and proceeded with good speed to Brancaster to assist. On arrival at Brancaster the crew were informed that the tide had receded enough and that the Coastguard team had got the mother and child to safety. 

Our Lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

H.W.8.15 p.m. Wind S.W. 4 Sea State slight Vis. Good

Visitors are reminded that roads leading down to beaches are liable to tidal Flooding.

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Busy day for Hunstanton RNLI – 12 people rescued – 9 April 2017

RNLI Hovercraft rescues five persons cut off by rising tide at Scolt Head Island. United Kingdom Coastguard requested the launch of the Hunstanton Hovercraft at 2.55pm to go to the aid of two adults and three children stranded on the Island.

Hunstanton volunteer Hovercraft crew rescued the two separate families, and landed them into the care of the local Coastguard response team.  The Hovercraft returned to station 3.45pm.

At 3.55pm UK Coastguard requested the launch of the Hunstanton Lifeboat to go to the aid of four persons cut off on Titchwell Marsh.  Hunstanton Lifeboat located the persons including one heavily pregnant lady. They were landed at Brancaster beach into the care of the Coastguard response team. The Lifeboat “Spirit of West Norfolk” was then tasked to go to the aid of two persons stranded on the marsh at Burnham Deepdale.  They were also landed into the care of the Coastguard response team.   On the return journey to the station, the crew recovered a kite surfer who was having difficulties with his kite about a quarter of a mile East of the boathouse.   In all a total of twelve persons required RNLI assistance on one of the busiest and hottest Sundays so far this year.

Visitor’s to the area should be aware of tide times, and however tempting should not venture on to the wreck sands or cross over to Scolt Head.  The tides go out a long way and expose vast sand banks, but what goes out must come back, and it does not waste time, and creates very strong tidal currents. Our advice stay safe keep on the beach and enjoy your weekend break.

H.W.6.28pm.    Wind SW 3    Sea State slight    Vis. Good

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