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Critically ill person treated on Lowestoft beach

PUBLISHED: 15:39 05 April 2014 | UPDATED: 15:43 05 April 2014

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The RNLI "Spirit of Lowestoft" lifeboat was called out. Picture: NICK BUTCHER.

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A “critically ill” person has been taken to hospital after receiving treatment on Lowestoft’s North Denes Beach.

Police and coastguard called after a man was spotted on the Haven Bridge, Great Yarmouth. Photo: submitted.Police and coastguard called after a man was spotted on the Haven Bridge, Great Yarmouth. Photo: submitted.

Lowestoft’s RNLI lifeboat crew and the HM Coastguard from Gorleston were called to the beach to assist the East of England Ambulance Service at 12.38pm.

The RNLI crew said: “The team was paged to assist the ambulance service with a critically ill casualty at North Denes Beach.

“Casualty responded well to treatment on scene and was airlifted to hospital by the air ambulance.”

It was the second call out of the day for the Gorleston Coastguards who, at 8.15am, were called to assist police and the Great Yarmouth and Gorleston lifeboat when a man was spotted on the edge of Haven Bridge in Yarmouth.

The road bridge was briefly closed while police spoke to the man who left the scene with officers.

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