Hunstanton lifeboat called to rescue people onboard a holed boat in Fosdyke

A fishing boat was rescued by Hunstanton lifeboat on Sunday. Picture: Hunstanton RNLI

A fishing boat was rescued by Hunstanton lifeboat on Sunday. Picture: Hunstanton RNLI - Credit: Archant

Two people were rescued off a fishing boat after it struck a submerged object at Fosdyke.

The Hunstanton lifeboat was called at 10.15am on Sunday morning to help the husband and wife, who were onboard a holed fishing boat.

An RNLI volunteer crew on exercise in the Wash were diverted to the area and arrived on scene 30 minutes later.

The tide meant the lifeboat was not able to leave the river, so a relief crew and pump was taken by road and the couple, from Skegness, were brought back to the station.

At 5pm, the lifeboat made its way back to the fishing boat and put a portable pump on board. Two members of the RNLI crew brought the boat back into Fosdyke, where it was lifted out of the water.

Hunstanton lifeboat returned to the station at 7.45pm.

No-one was injured.

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