Coastguard called to help with ‘intoxicated’ casualty who collapsed on west Norfolk beach

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Hunstanton Coastguard Rescue Team was called to help the ambulance service deal with an 'intoxicated' casualty who had collapsed on Heacham North Beach.

The coastguard team was called out at 10.55am today to assist a paramedic with getting the man off the beach.

He had collapsed on the beach due to alcohol, with the tide coming in.

He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at King's Lynn for further checks.

A spokesman for Hunstanton Coastguard Rescue Team said: 'We would advise people to avoid any areas of water when under the influence of alcohol due to the risk of drowning.'