A busy day in Norfolk saw the Hunstanton lifeboat called out twice in six hours yesterday as the better weather drew people to the beach.
On Wednesday 8th August at 4.15 pm Yarmouth Coastguard requested the launch of Hunstanton Hovercraft to assist the Police and local Coastguard teams searching for a missing child.
H-003, our hovercraft, launched on service at 4.23 pm and proceeded to search the tide line from the station to Hunstanton Sea life Centre. The crew were stood down at 4.35 pm as the child had been found safe and well.
Once again, as soon as the weather takes a turn for the better and the beach gets crowded, we can only emphasize the importance of being extra vigilant, and keep an eye on your children. Stay safe and enjoy your holiday.
On Wednesday 8th August at 10.59 pm Yarmouth Coastguard requested launch of Hunstanton Hovercraft to assist the Police and local Coastguard teams searching for missing persons in the Brancaster area. Two Lithuanian nationals reported to the Coastguard that they were cut off by the tide and not sure of their position.
H-003, our hovercraft, launched on service at 11.05 pm and proceeded to search the tide line down towards Brancaster.
They were located on Titchwell Beach at 11.40 pm and taken on board the Hovercraft along with their bikes, and landed at Brancaster Golf Club into the care of the local Coastguard.
They were most grateful to the crew for being found, as they were cold and panicking a bit because they were strangers to the area, and thought that they would have to spend the night lost on the beach. H-003, our hovercraft, returned to station at 12.30 am.
Latest News released by Geoff Needham, Lifeboat Press Officer, Hunstanton Lifeboat Station.