Jet skiers get into trouble off Norfolk coast

Drama unfolded off the Norfolk coast when two jet skiers needed to be rescued by a lifeboat.

The pair were enjoying the seemingly favourable, sunny conditions late this afternoon, when they got into difficulties.

A spokesman for the Humber Coastguard said they received reports that the two jet skiers were in trouble just before 6.40pm.

One of the jet skiers was able to make his way safely back to harbour, while the second had to be rescued by a pilot vessel.

Both were said to be shaken by the incident, although neither of them was injured.


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The pair were given safety advice when they were back on dry land.

A spokesman for the Humber Coastguard said: 'We were initially told that two jet skiers were in difficulty off the piers in Gorleston.

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'One made his way back to the harbour while the second was taken on board a local pilot vessel. Gorleston RNLI was launched at about 6.40pm and the lifeboat recovered a jet ski.

'The Gorleston Coastguard rescue team offered safety advice to the two jet skiers, which is standard practice. We understand that neither of them was injured.'

The recent spell of warm weather has seen people flock to the coastline, with Norfolk a popular choice for watersports fans.

Jet skiing has become increasingly popular in the region.

Jet skis and speed boats can reach speeds of more than 40mph.

Were you one of the jet skiers involved in the incident? Call reporter David Bale on 01603 772427, or email david.bale2@archant.co.uk

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