Hemsby lifeboat called to reports of a sunken sail boat on Barton Broad

Hemsby lifeboat was paged by Humber Coastguard at 7.31pm on Wednesday to reports of a sunken sail bo

Hemsby lifeboat was paged by Humber Coastguard at 7.31pm on Wednesday to reports of a sunken sail boat on Barton Broad. - Credit: Supplied

Hemsby lifeboat was paged by Humber Coastguard at 7.31pm on Wednesday to reports of a sunken sail boat on Barton Broad.

Hemsby lifeboat was paged by Humber Coastguard at 7.31pm on Wednesday to reports of a sunken sail bo

Hemsby lifeboat was paged by Humber Coastguard at 7.31pm on Wednesday to reports of a sunken sail boat on Barton Broad. - Credit: Supplied

On arrival at scene it was confirmed by other boat users that the crew from the stricken craft had abandoned ship earlier and got ashore safely. A position fix was recorded and passed on to Humber, who in turn contacted the Broads Authority to put marker buoys in place with a planned recovery for the morning.

On their return to Sutton Staithe the Hemsby crew came across a small sailing boat with one person on board having difficulty 'making way', so they offered him a tow back to Sutton as it was getting dark.

Winterton Coastguard teams were also on the scene and Hemsby Broads Lifeboat returned to station at 10.30pm.