Hunstanton lifeboat crew helps pair caught in rough seas in The Wash on 60ft barge

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- Credit: Archant © 2009

A lifeboat was sent out from Hunstanton to rescue two people on a 60ft barge caught in rough seas on Saturday.

Humber Coastguard requested launch of Hunstanton Lifeboat for assistance at 11.53am.

The vessel had left Boston bound for Lowestoft, when it met adverse weather, near the Roaring Middle light, in the Wash.

Hunstanton volunteer crew launched on service and arrived on scene at 12.20pm.

An RNLI crew member was put on board to assess the situation.


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The Skegness lifeboat arrived and Hunstanton crew assisted in securing a tow.

The barge was then towed to Boston. Nobody was harmed.

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