Lowestoft lifeboat rescues two men in a dingy

Two men have been rescued from the North Sea after running into trouble in an inflatable dingy.

The pair were pulled to safety by the Lowestoft lifeboat crew from the water close to the Gulliver wind turbine.

The incident occurred at 11.30am today (Monday, August 20) when both the RNLI lifeboat team and the coastguard rescue team were called to help the men.

Derek Horton, 67, of Worlingham, said he saw the two men out at sea while he was walking with his wife. He said: 'We saw this dingy and the next thing we know there is the Lowestoft lifeboat coming to rescue them.

'They had no paddles and had no tops on.'

The men were taken ashore where they were given safety advice by the RNLI and the police.

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