Kite Surfer rescued by Hunstanton RNLI Lifeboat – Sunday 16 September 2018

Hunstanton lifeboat at speed

Hunstanton lifeboat at speed

At 12.36pm UK Coastguard requested the launch of the Hunstanton RNLI Lifeboat in response to a report of a Kite Surfer in trouble off Old Hunstanton.

Hunstanton volunteer RNLI crew launched on service and made good speed to the casualty and recovered him and his kite.

He thanked the crew for their quick response.

He said he was unable to get his kite airborne, and the wind and tide were taking him out to sea.

HW 11.29am.    Wind  SW 3    Weather Sunshine/cloud     Vis Good     Sea state slight

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RNLI Hovercraft rescues 9 persons from the Wreck Sands at Brancaster – 29 August 2018

header-flyer At 4.54pm UK Coastguard requested the launch of the Hunstanton RNLI Hovercraft in response to reports of 9 persons cut off by the tide on the Wreck Sands at Brancaster.   

Hunstanton RNLI Hovercraft launched on service to Brancaster. On arrival nine people were located near the wreck, including a one year old baby in a pram.  They told the crew that they were a film crew and had not realised the state of the tide. They were taken aboard the hovercraft and transferred to the beach into the care of the local coastguard response team. It took three journeys to evacuate them from the sands with all their equipment. The hovercraft then returned to station.

H.W  9.20pm.    Wind NE 3  Weather Cloudy    Vis. Good Sea state Slight




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