Busy weekend for Hemsby lifeboat volunteer crew

Hemsby Lifeboat crew training feature.

Hemsby Lifeboat crew training feature. - Credit: Nick Butcher

The crew at Hemsby Inshore Rescue Service had a busy weekend, as the hot weather saw more people enjoying Norfolk's waters.

First, on Saturday, the crew were called to Sea Palling, where a man in his 50s died, and another in his 20s was resuscitated, after they got into difficulty in the water.

However, Hemsby lifeboat were stood down when the four people involved were back on the shoreline, while other emergency services took over.

Then, at 3.14pm, they helped an injured woman to a waiting ambulance, after she fell from on board her boat in the area of Ludham Bridge.

Later Saturday night, at 8.25pm, they were called to reports of a vessel taking on water in the area of Thurne mouth.

The boat was located and a water pump was taken onboard. Once made safe the boat was towed to the Herbert Woods boatyard at Potter Heigham and moored.

On Sunday, the crew was called around 6.30pm to locate a boat in the reed beds on Hickling Broad. The two people on board were unaware they were in a restricted area, and they were asked to move to a safer part of the Broad.

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