Lifeboat and Hovercraft launched to assist persons cut off by the tide for the second time this weekend – 15 July 2018

At 4.20pm Humber Coastguard requested the launch of the Hunstanton RNLI Hovercraft to reports of 8 persons cut off by the tide on the banks off Hunstanton.  On arrival 4 persons were picked up by the hovercraft and landed ashore into the care of the local coastguard team. The 4 other persons had made it safely back to the shore.

At 4.58pm Hunstanton lifeboat was requested to launch to reports of people cut off by the tide at Brancaster.  Our hovercraft was also diverted to the scene. Due to the state of the tide the hovercraft was used to evacuate the persons who were then landed on the beach into the care of the local coastguard team.   Both craft then returned to station

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Lifeboat and Hovercraft launched to assist persons cut off by the tide – 14 July 2018

At 4.24pm UK Coastguard requested the launch of the Hunstanton RNLI Hovercraft in response to reports of several persons cut off by the tide on the banks off Hunstanton.

On arrival it was established that the persons had been assisted by others and were now ashore. Our hovercraft carried out a search of area before returning to station.

As our hovercraft was returning it was diverted to Brancaster as reports were coming in that some people were cut off on Scolt Head Island. Hunstanton lifeboat was also launched and located two persons on the island. They took them onboard and landed
them on the beach into the care of the local coastguard response team. Both craft carried out a further search of the area before returning to station.

HW 8.28pm. Wind NE 1 Weather Sunshine Vis. Good Sea state calm The RNLI Respect The Water campaign warns people that our waters are dangerously unpredictable. General coastal safety tips. 1. Check the weather and tide times. 2. Read signs. Be aware of local hazards, ie sandbanks, channels, strong tidal currents. 3. Carry a means of calling
for help. 4. If you see someone in danger dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard who will page us.

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