Broads lifeboat, coastguard team and ambulance crew aid injured woman

Hemsby Lifeboat's inshore Broads boat was called out.

Hemsby Lifeboat's inshore Broads boat was called out. - Credit: Archant

A 60-year-old woman was taking to hospital after suffering a fall on a hire boat.

The Hemsby Broads Lifeboat was called out just before 1.30pm today (Sunday, June 25) following reports that a woman had been injured after suffering a fall on a hire boat at St. Benet's Abbey.

With the East Of England Ambulance Service and Winterton Coastguard rescue team also in attendance, a spokesman for Hemsby Lifebosat said: 'The Broads Lifeboat crew, with help from the Winterton Coastguard team, assisted the casualty and helped her into the waiting ambulance, where she was then taken to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston.

'The Broads Lifeboat was stood down and then returned to station, back on service at 3.28pm.'


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