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Lifeboat launched in north Norfolk after people reported stranded due to tide

PUBLISHED: 22:00 24 July 2018 | UPDATED: 22:00 24 July 2018

Hunstanton RNLI. Picture: Matthew Usher

Hunstanton RNLI. Picture: Matthew Usher

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The coastguard crews in north Norfolk have had a busy few days after multiple people were reported trapped or stranded offthe coast.

Hunstanton RNLI took part in a training exercise with the HM Coastguard on The Wash at Hunstanton. Picture: Matthew Usher.Hunstanton RNLI took part in a training exercise with the HM Coastguard on The Wash at Hunstanton. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The first call came in at 1.30pm today as Hunstanton RNLI responded to reports of people being cut off by the tide of the wreck sands at Brancaster.

It was also mentioned that four people had been cut off at Solt Head Island.

The Hunstanton RNLI hovercraft was also launched to assist the crews.

Upon arrival at the sands, the area was clear of people.

It is believed that the people who had called the coastguard had spotted people on the sands, but who had later managed to cross the channel back to the beach.

The lifeboat crew searched the area but found nothing, before being informed by the warden that he had assisted the people to safety and all were okay.

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