Coastguard crews aid men seen jumping into sea at Lowestoft South pier

Lowestoft coastguard teams.

Lowestoft coastguard teams. - Credit: Archant

Coastguard crews from Lowestoft and Southwold attended a call-out last night to reports of three men seen jumping off Lowestoft South Pier.

The call was received at 8.23pm Friday evening, reporting the men had been seen jumping into the water between the pier head and the lifeboat station and could be in difficulties.

Six coastguard rescue officers attended but upon arrival the men had self-recovered from the water, after climbing up the rocks and over the sea wall.

However, two of men had cuts and grazes from the incident and coastguard officers treated the men on scene for the injuries that they had sustained.

The men told the officers they had been drinking for most of the day and that one of them could not swim.

The men were give strong words of advice by the coastguard team before they stood down and returned to station.

A spokeswoman from HM Humber Coastguard said: 'Obviously if people have been drinking we urge them to stay away from the water.

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'We would like people to enjoy themselves at the sea but also look after themselves

She added: 'We do not condone activities such as tombstoning and ask anyone who comes into difficulty, in the water, to call 999 and ask for the coastguard.'

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