Kite surfer rescued at Old Hunstanton by hovercraft crew returning from call to dog stuck in mud

The Hunstanton hovercraft. Picture: Clifford Hicks

The Hunstanton hovercraft. Picture: Clifford Hicks - Credit: Archant

A kite surfer who got into trouble off the Norfolk coast was rescued by a hovercraft which had been responding to a dog stuck which had got stuck in the mud.

UK Coastguard had requested the launch of the Hunstanton RNLI Hovercraft following reports a dog had got stuck in the mud at Snettisham beach at about 7.30pm on Saturday, July 15.

While on route to the dog the hovercraft crew were contacted by UK Coastguard to day the animal had been rescued.

On the way back to station they received a report of a kite surfer in trouble off Old Hunstanton.

They spotted a kite surfer on the beach opposite the lighthouse waving his arms,

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He confirmed he had been in trouble and that his kite was blowing out to sea.

He was taken on board before they recovered his kite and took him back to the beach at Old Hunstanton.

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He was met by a coastguard team. No medical treatment was required.

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