Lifeboat rescues sailor whose dinghy capsized close to Scolt Head Island

scolt head island from the air

scolt head island from the air - Credit: Archant

A lifeboat crew was sent to the rescue of a sailor whose dinghy had capsized north of Scolt Head Island near Brancaster.

The incident happened at about 6.30pm on Saturday.

Humber Coastguard asked Hunstanton Lifeboat to go to the aid of the sailor, and the volunteer RNLI crew found him walking along the shoreline of the island.

He reported that his mast had broken and that he had managed to beach the dinghy above the tide-line.

Nobody else had been aboard the Laser dinghy.

The lifeboat Spirit of West Norfolk took him to the coastguard response team at Brancaster Harbour.

The man did not need any medical treatment.

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In a separate incident today, Wells and Hunstanton coastguard teams were sent to help two people who had got their Ford Focus car stuck in the beach at Brancaster.

The incident happened at about 7.30pm today. The two people and their dogs managed to get out of the car and bystanders helped them to move the vehicle.

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