Clacton: Kitesurfer in difficulty finds his way ashore before coastguards reach him

Essex cricketer Reece Topley is taking on a Powerboat training at Alton Water Sports Centre.
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Essex cricketer Reece Topley is taking on a Powerboat training at Alton Water Sports Centre. Pictured with fellow trainees Kirsten Morris and Jon Scales and instructor Paul Cooper - Credit: Lucy taylor

A male kitesurfer in difficulty found his way to the shore of Clacton’s Martello Bay before coastguards reached him.

Clacton Coastguards were notified at 16.23pm today after a series of 999 calls alerting them to the kitesurfer who had a broken rig.

The coastguards attended the incident to confirm he was safely ashore.