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Sunday, March 10, 2013
Searches have been called off after a kayaker, who had been feared missing, was found safe and well.
The man, who is making a round Britain kayak trip in aid of charity, set out from King’s Lynn on the River Lynn on Wednesday.
A search was launched as the man’s family had not heard from him since Thursday, March 7.
The Sutton Bridge, Hunstanton, Wells and Cley Coastguard Rescue Teams were all involved in the search, along with the RNLI lifeboats from Hunstanton and Wells, and the RNLI hovercraft from Hunstanton.
At 4.03pm the coastguard teams reported him safe. The man, who is believed to be Guy Slater from Cambridge, was camping at Gore Point, near Hunstanton, and has made his travel plans known.
Glynn Young, Watch Manager at Yarmouth Coastguard, said: “We’d always recommend that kayakers tell someone at home their passenger plan including points of arrival and departure, timescale and any other relevant information. It would also be advisable to consider advising the Coastguard of your intentions and any deviation of your plans. You should also carry a VHF marine band radio. Call the Coastguard if you get into difficulty, preferably via channel 16 on your radio or if not call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”
Mr Slater’s kayak journey is raising money for cancer charity Force and RNLI.
Naturists are to be banned from a nationally-renowned Norfolk beach following complaints about anti-social behaviour committed in the area.
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