Busy few days for Hunstanton crew

Launch to Scolt Head Island Brancaster – 23 June

Net recovery of the type 85

Net recovery of the type 85. Used when the sea is too choppy for a normal recovery.

Sunday 23rd June at 6.55 p.m. Humber Coastguard requested launch of Hunstanton lifeboat to go to the aid of two persons cut off by incoming tide at Scolt Head Island Brancaster, Hunstanton volunteer crew arrived on scene and picked up the two persons and landed them in Brancaster harbour, into the care of Wells coastguard, they were not in need of medical attention, believed to be on holiday from Derby.

Hunstanton lifeboat returned to station at 8.00 p.m. due to sea conditions a net recovery was made.  Sea state rough wind Westerly 6 visability good.

Medivac at Burnham Overy beach – 24 June

Monday 24th June at 12.55 p.m.  Humber Coastguard requested launch of Hunstanton Hovercraft to medivac a young lady who had suffered an asthma attack while out on Burnham Overy beach.

H-003 launched at 1.00p.m. and proceeded to Overy Harbour area, on arrival the causality was taken on board and landed at Burnham Overy into the care of the ambulance service, H-003 was used as this was a low water incident and the lady could not walk back without assistance, The Hovercraft being the ideal vehicle for this type of incident.  Sea state calm Wind N W. 2 vis good.

Empty kayak spotted – 26 June

Wednesday 26th June at 10.08 a.m. Humber Coastguard requested launch of Hunstanton lifeboat Spirit of West Norfolk in response from a 999 call that a Kayak was seen drifting off shore about a mile East of the boathouse. Not sure if it was occupied.

Lifeboat arrived on scene and confirmed that nobody was with it, it was in a dirty condition, consistent with being in water some time, crew recovered craft and bought it back to boathouse

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