Horse dies on Sea Palling beach

PUBLISHED: 19:40 29 March 2014 | UPDATED: 20:46 30 March 2014

Norfolk police called Sea Palling Independent Lifeboat after a horse died on the beach.

Norfolk police called Sea Palling Independent Lifeboat after a horse died on the beach.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2011

Lifeboat and coastguard volunteers were scrambled tonight after a horse died on a Norfolk beach.

The crew from the Sea Palling Independent Lifeboat, members of the Mundesley and Happisburgh coastguard teams and four police officers were called just after 5pm after the animal died at Sea Palling.

Lifeboat coxswain Paul Dale said it is believed the horse had a heart attack.

It was being ridden by a woman who received minor leg injuries after the horse collapsed. She was not taken to hospital.

The animal was with another horse at the time and was removed about an hour and a half after the initial call.


  • Not sure beaches are the proper place for horses, there must be lots of hidden dangers submerged on the beach and water filled holes that could cause a horse to fall

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    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Dave123. No it didn't require the RNLI as they do not safeguard this area. It clearly states that it was the Sea Palling INDEPENDENT Lifeboat. Donations always welcome.

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    galjanie overseas

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • I think you'll find the RNLI lifeboat does cover this area!! But if the horse was on the beach why was a lifeboat needed at all???

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    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • The lifeboat crew attended not the lifeboat. The beach is referred to as the coast, the coast guard is just that. It just goes to prove these people who primarily are there to help save us humans and protect the coast will pull out all stops to also help an animal in distress, as do the fire brigade etc etc. poor horse poor owner. Well done to all who attended and thank you.

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    Monday, March 31, 2014

  • Lifeboat? Was it in the water?

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    banned user

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Does this really require the RNLI!

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    Sunday, March 30, 2014

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