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Lifeboats, helicopter and aircraft searching for windsurfer missing off Norfolk coast

PUBLISHED: 10:37 15 November 2020 | UPDATED: 16:34 15 November 2020

A search is under way for a missing surfer at Hunstanton  Picture: Chris Bishop

A search is under way for a missing surfer at Hunstanton Picture: Chris Bishop

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The seas off the Norfolk coast are being searched this morning as emergency services continue to look for a man who has gone missing after going windsurfing.

The search underway in Hunstanton for a missing windsufer. Picture: Geoff HallsThe search underway in Hunstanton for a missing windsufer. Picture: Geoff Halls

HM Coastguard confirmed that four lifeboats, three coastguard teams, a rescue helicopter and a fixed wing aircraft are out looking for the missing man, who is in his 60s.

Emergency services worked through the night in the search for the man and are continuing to look for him this morning, as are Norfolk police.

Police were called to Cliff Parade in Hunstanton at just before 5.20pm on Saturday (November 14) after the man failed to return home from windsurfing along Hunstanton beach.

Police officers were out at Hunstanton beach last night, while lifeboat crews from Hunstanton and Wells have been involved in the search for the man.

Emergency services are working with HM Coastguard to locate the man, who is thought to have entered the water at just before 2pm on Saturday.

Specialist search teams from Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue have also been helping with the search.

Police are asking for anyone who may have seen the windsurfer to get in contact.

The man is believed to have been wearing a black wetsuit, and windsurfing using a red and white sail.

The search continues for a missing surfer at Hunstanton. Picture: Chris BishopThe search continues for a missing surfer at Hunstanton. Picture: Chris Bishop

He is described as a white male, with distinctive, long, blond hair.

Anyone who may have seen the windsurfer, or anyone with information is asked to contact Norfolk police on 101, quoting call number 313 of Saturday, November 14.

A search is under way for a missing surfer at Hunstanton  Picture: Chris BishopA search is under way for a missing surfer at Hunstanton Picture: Chris Bishop

Volunteers joined the search for a missing surfer at Hunstanton.  Picture: Chris BishopVolunteers joined the search for a missing surfer at Hunstanton. Picture: Chris Bishop

The search continues for a missing surfer at Hunstanton.  Picture: Chris BishopThe search continues for a missing surfer at Hunstanton. Picture: Chris Bishop

Coastguards are hunting for a windsurfer who has gone missing at Hunstanton Beach. Photo: Hunstanton CoastguardCoastguards are hunting for a windsurfer who has gone missing at Hunstanton Beach. Photo: Hunstanton Coastguard

Hunstanton Beach, where police have been searching for a missing man.Picture: BRITTANY WOODMANHunstanton Beach, where police have been searching for a missing man.Picture: BRITTANY WOODMAN


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