Lifeboat crew help kite surfer in trouble off the Norfolk coast

Coastguard.

Coastguard. - Credit: Archant

A lifeboat crew helped a kite surfer in trouble off the north Norfolk coast today.

Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Hunstanton lifeboat at 2.21pm after receiving a 999 call.

The kite surfer was around half a mile from the shore, near Old Hunstanton RNLI boathouse.

Lifeboat volunteers located the male casualty and helped him to safety along with his kite.

No medical treatment was required, and a search of the area for his board was unsuccessful.

The lifeboat Spirit of West Norfolk brought the surfer back to the station.