Broken-down boats and reports of missing children: Coastguard teams kept busy as thousands flock to Norfolk’s beaches

Wells lifeboat and inshore lifeboat.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Wells lifeboat and inshore lifeboat. Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

Coastguard teams were kept busy as thousands flocked to Norfolk's beaches in the warm weather.

Crews had to deal with numerous broken-down boats, reports of missing children and missing swimmers over the weekend.

As of 8.30pm on Sunday, Gorleston's coastguard was on scene at Breydon Water to assist with a broken down vessel.

Less than three hours earlier, the team had been sent to the same location to help a vessel which had run aground.

Meanwhile, over on the North Norfolk coast, Wells Lifeboat was called at 1pm to assist a speed boat after it broken down.


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It was towed into Morston with a suspected fuel issue.

A coastguard spokesman said that on Saturday there were multiple reports of missing children on the beaches.

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However, the spokesman added that all of the children were later accounted for.

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