RNLI volunteer crew of the Spirit of West Norfolk launched at 7.50pm and proceeded to the casualty some twenty miles from the station. On arrival the person, a male, was standing on a mud bank. He was dressed in shorts and a T shirt and looked as if he had tried to cross the channel. He was cold, wet and muddy. The crew took him on board the lifeboat and he was handed into the care of Skegness coastguard who were in attendance on the landward side of the channel. The Coast Guard said that they would take him to the Pilgrim hospital in Boston to be checked over. Hunstanton lifeboat was released to return to station, arriving back at 9.00 pm.
Sea state was calm. Wind W 2, Chilly. Photo shows the dusk recovery of the lifeboat (Credit: Geoff Needham).
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Latest News released by Geoff Needham, Lifeboat Press Officer, Hunstanton Lifeboat Station.