Swimmer rescued almost 300m off Norfolk coast was ‘having trouble getting out of the water’

A person has been rescued almost 300m off the coast of Sea Palling after they struggled to swim back

A person has been rescued almost 300m off the coast of Sea Palling after they struggled to swim back to shore. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A person has been rescued almost 300m off the coast of Sea Palling after they struggled to swim back to shore.

Coastguard rescue teams from Happisburgh and Mundesley were called to help the individual at around 5.40pm on Sunday.

The independent rescue boat from Sea Palling was also called to assist and brought the swimmer back to shore.

A coastguard spokesman said: 'We received a call via a third party saying there was a person having trouble getting out of the water around 300 yards from the shore.'

The swimmer was said to be 'safe and well'. They were handed over to the East of England Ambulance Service Trust for further treatment.