Woman treated for severe hypothermia on Pakefield beach after entering the sea

Lowestoft and Southwold Coastguard rescue teams. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft and Southwold Coastguard rescue teams. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A woman was treated for severe hypothermia by coastguard volunteers after entering the sea at Pakefield.

HM Coastguard Lowestoft and Southwold were called to the beach just after 9am this morning, adjacent to the Jolly Sailors, following reports a woman had entered the water and was in distress.

On arrival at the scene, the team located the casualty after she had drifted a distance down the beach and drifted to shore.

A coastguard spokesman said: 'We provided immediate first aid to the casualty who was suffering the onset of severe hypothermia. An ambulance was requested and the team assisted in stretchering her off the beach when it arrived.'

The Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat was called but was stood down before launching after reports the woman was back on the shore.

Suffolk Police also attended.