Lifeboat called to help kite surfer in Hunstanton

A lifeboat. Picture: Cromer RNLI

A lifeboat. Picture: Cromer RNLI - Credit: Archant

A lifeboat was called to help a kite surfer after he got into trouble off the Norfolk coast.

Hunstanton lifeboat was launched shortly after 6.30pm on Friday, June 8, to assist the surfer.

The crew found him and returned him to the station along with his gear.

An RNLI spokesman said the surfer was having trouble getting his kite airborne and thanked the crew for their swift action.

He said the surfer did not require medical treatment.

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