Hunstanton Lifeboat launches 9/10 January 2016

Hunstanton Lifeboat “Spirit of West Norfolk”

Hunstanton Lifeboat “Spirit of West Norfolk”

Saturday 9 January

At 5.30pm Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Hunstanton Lifeboat to go to the aid of persons in the water off Hunstanton.

Humber Coastguard had received a report that two persons were in the water trying to recover a Jet Ski and were in difficulty.  Hunstanton Lifeboat arrived on the scene and it was confirmed that the two persons were ashore and were being treated for hypothermia.

The recovery vehicle they were using had become stuck on the beach and was completely submerged by the tide. The jet ski had floated off by the tide and was drifting out to sea. A search of the area was carried out and illumination flares were fired to light up the area but nothing was found. It was confirmed that no other person was in the water. The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station arriving back at 7.00pm. The owner’s vehicle and trailer were recovered later.

Any person finding the Jet Ski is asked to report it to the Coastguard.

H.W. 6.03 p.m. Wind SE3. Weather cloudy. Vis. good Sea state slight

Sunday 10 January

At 3.50pm Humber Coastguard requested the launch of the Hunstanton Lifeboat to a report of a kite surfer in trouble off
Hunstanton.

On arrival at the search area a kite was recovered which was identified as one that had been reported by its owner some two hours earlier as having blown out to sea. After establishing that no person was in trouble, the kite was taken on board the lifeboat and brought back to the station to await its recovery by the owner.

This was a call from a member of the public, who did the right thing and our crew carried out a quick response in daylight.

H.W. 6.40pm. Wind SW 2 Weather Blue sky/cloud Vis. Good Seas state slight

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