Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 8°C

Search

Lowestoft: Man who died after rescue from sea named as Peter Chambers, 43, from Wellesley Road in Great Yarmouth

PUBLISHED: 13:56 12 March 2014 | UPDATED: 15:06 12 March 2014

Lifeboat and helicopter search off Lowestoft Coast.

Lifeboat and helicopter search off Lowestoft Coast.

A man who died after being pulled from the sea by rescue crews off Lowestoft has been named.

The man was 43-year-old Peter Chambers of Wellesley Road in Great Yarmouth. Police have been unable to trace his next of kin at this stage.

On Monday afternoon the coastguard, RNLI lifeboat crews, a police helicopter and an RAF search and rescue helicopter were called out after a man and an overturned boat were spotted in the sea near Ness Point.

The man’s body was pulled from the water by the Lowestoft lifeboat but, despite efforts to revive him, he was pronounced dead at 3pm.
A major search and rescue operation was then launched after it was feared two further people had been on board the capsized boat and were still missing.
Suffolk Police have said they are continuing enquiries into the incident off the coast of Lowestoft.
Anyone who may have knowledge of any of Mr Chambers’ family members is asked to contact Steve Bignell, coroners officer, on 01986 835167.
Enquiries are continuing into what happened on behalf of the coroner and police in Suffolk will continue to lead the investigation.
It’s now known Mr Chambers left Great Yarmouth harbour on Monday morning for a fishing trip.
The boat recovered from the water has been examined and the investigation is trying to determine what happened. Police have taken calls from people who reportedly saw the boat in rough seas between Gorleston and Lowestoft.
Two men from the Great Yarmouth area have been reported as missing to Norfolk Police and enquiries are continuing to find them.
One of the two men is in his 40s, the other in his late 70s.

0 comments

Tendring is the antidepressant capital of East Anglia according to a new study – and the Suffolk districts of Waveney and Babergh are not far behind.

A go-getting parish council, three popular pubs and plenty of community spirit are some of the ingredients singled out for earning Shotley the chance of being named the country’s ‘village of the year’.

Bookies are tipping the Missing People Choir which has among its membership Suffolk’s Nicki Durbin – to be named winners of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent.

Bosses at the Suffolk Food Hall hope to set a new world record for the most people eating a sausage roll in the same place at the same time.

The first runners from our region have recovered enough after finishing the London Marathon to take selfies and let their family and friends back home how they feel.

Trains between London and Ipswich faced cancellation and delay this evening as attempts were made to remove a trespasser from the rail line.

Young people who were representing Scouting during the Saint George’s Day parades have been a “credit” to their communities.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24