Lifeboat called to help canoeist in difficulty off Lowestoft

The Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat was called to help a canoeist who had got into difficulty

The Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat was called to help a canoeist who had got into difficulty - Credit: Archant

The Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat was called out to help a canoeist in difficulty this afternoon.

The man in his mid 40s had left from Pakefield earlier today, and paddled north.

He then turned around to head back towards Pakefield against the tide but had become exhausted and was spotted by staff at SLP who raised the alarm.

The lifeboat crew was launched at around 3.15 this afternoon and found the canoeist a quarter of a mile out to sea from the entrance of the harbour.

The crew pulled him and his canoe onto the lifeboat and brought him back to shore.


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Coxswain John Fox said: 'He was one of the most grateful people we've ever rescued.'

A rescue team from the Lowestoft and Southwold Coastguard was also called.

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