At 9.50am Humber Coast Guard received a 999 call saying that a blue fishing boat was adrift half mile off Hunstanton Cliffs. No persons on board.
Hunstanton Lifeboat was requested to launch and bring the vessel back to the shore. This was to prevent any search in the future, if another vessel found the abandoned boat.
The RNLI volunteer crew searched an area from the cliffs to Gore point and nothing found. The boat was then spotted by a crew member looking out from the boathouse, about one mile out, on a bearing of 330 degrees from station.
The inshore lifeboat went to the new position and located the boat, a 12 ft rowing type dinghy, and it was taken in tow to Old Hunstanton beach. It was later confirmed by the owner that the boat had broken its mooring’s off Snettisham. This was confirmed by Humber Coast Guard who said it belonged to the first informant.
H.W. 7.20am. Wind SW 4. Sea state moderate. Vis. Good.