At 7.35pm Humber Coastguard (CG) received a 999 call from a person on Cliff Parade Hunstanton saying that they could see a vessel thought to be in trouble 2 miles off Hunstanton.
Hunstanton RNLI Lifeboat was launched on service to the area and found it to be a sailing club marker buoy. This was confirmed with the original informant who was with the local CG team and still had visual contact with what he thought was a dinghy in trouble. The tide was flooding and the wind was NW 4 to 5 making sea conditions a bit choppy. After making sure no craft was involved the lifeboat retuned to station.
This was a false alarm with good intent, and we thank the member of public for their concern.
H.W. 10.45pm. Wind NW 4-5 Weather cloudy. Vis. fair Sea state Choppy.
Latest News released by Robin Rafferty, Lifeboat Operations Manager, Hunstanton Lifeboat Station.