Woman taken to hospital after being rescued when boat ran aground near Great Yarmouth

A birds eye view above Breydon Water in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Simon Carter.

A birds eye view above Breydon Water in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Simon Carter. - Credit: Archant

A woman has been taken to hospital after she suffered a serious leg injury after a boat she was in ran aground on Breydon Water.

Gorleston Coastguard was called out to go to the aid of the stricken crew's boat on the estuary at Great Yarmouth at just after 7.30pm on Sunday night.

As the lifeboat made its way to the scene, joined by the Gorleston Inshore Life Boat, they got reports that two women who were on the boat had left the vessel and had become stuck in the mud.

The inshore lifeboat rescued the pair, but one of the women had suffered a serious leg injury.

All four people who had been on the boat were taken to shore by the inshore lifeboat, where they were met by the coastguard, the ambulance service and Norfolk police.


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The injured woman was then taken to the James Paget University Hospital at Gorleston by ambulance.

The boat was recovered and taken to Great Yarmouth yacht station.

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