Hunstanton RNLI Rescue Kite Surfer – 29 March 2017

At 10.50am Hunstanton volunteer RNLI crew launched on service to rescue a female kite surfer.

Her Husband, also a kite surfer, came to the boathouse and reported that his wife was in trouble in the sea just to the east of the boathouse. She was unable to get her kite airborne, and was drifting down tide towards Holme.  He reported that she had been struggling for some time. Deputy Launching Authority Rod Hicks informed United Kingdom Coastguard and paged the crew.

On arrival at the scene the crew recovered the lady to the lifeboat “Spirit of West Norfolk” and checked her over.  As she was showing signs of hypothermia the crew requested that the Ambulance Service meet them on arrival back at the station. She told them that she had been in the water for 45 minutes and was checked thoroughly by the para medics.  She was later reunited with her husband and thanked all for their efforts. They came from Suffolk.  The Hunstanton Coastguard response team were also in attendance.

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