Lifeboat and coastguard rescue officers alerted amid reports of swimmer in difficulty

Coastguard rescue officers were called out. Photo: HM Coastguard Lowestoft and Southwold.

Coastguard rescue officers were called out. Photo: HM Coastguard Lowestoft and Southwold. - Credit: Archant

A swimmer believed to be in difficulty at sea in north Lowestoft sparked a lifeboat and coastguard call-out.

But after subsequent investigations it proved to be 'a false alarm with good intent.'

A spokesman for HM Coastguard Lowestoft & Southwold said the team was alerted just after noon on Sunday, November 25 to 'reports of a swimmer possibly in difficulty just off the groynes at North Denes.'

The RNLI Lowestoft lifeboat was launched but 'investigations proved a false alarm with good intent,' according to the coastguard rescue officers who were subsequently stood down.

An RNLI lifeboat spokesman said: 'The lifeboat had just returned from a morning training exercise when we were alerted to reports of a swimmer in potential difficulty.'


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But after searching the area, it turned out to be a false alarm 'caused by a floating marker buoy' in the sea.

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