Gorleston man rescued after Lowestoft bridge jump

A 24-year-old man had to rescued from Lake Lothing in Lowestoft in the early hours of this morning after he jumped off the town's bascule bridge.

The man, who was from Gorleston, was pulled from a bridge channel at about 2am by the deputy second coxswain of the Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat crew, Karl Jackson, who jumped in the water to help him.

After being pulled from Lake Lothing the man was taken to hospital. A lifeboat station spokesman said the man appeared to have not been injured from his bridge jump.

Volunteers from Lowestoft's Coastguard rescue team were also called out to the incident.

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