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