Happisburgh lifeboat launched

Lifeboat crews were called out to help three people in trouble who were in fact on a training exercise.

Happisburgh volunteer crew were called out on Saturday night just after 8pm by the coastguard with reports of two people in trouble in the water at Sea Palling by Reef 3 with a kayak also in trouble.

But as both lifeboats were passing Reef 2 they were stood down by the coastguard as all three people were reported safe.

The three reported in trouble had in fact been from another organisation carrying out an exercise. The call had been made with good intent.

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