Coastguard rescue 14-year-old from sea in Corton, near Lowestoft

Lifeboat

Lifeboat - Credit: Archant © 2009

Coastguard services were called to rescue a teenager in Corton, near Lowestoft yesterday evening.

Humber Coastguard were alerted at around 6.15pm that a male had got into difficulty in the sea at Corton.

The Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat and Great Yarmouth and Gorleston lifeboat attended, alongside the Sea King rescue helicopter, which landed at the golf course at Potters Resort in Hopton.

On arrival crews rescued a 14-year-old boy who was struggling in the water.

He was handed over to paramedics who took him to James Paget University Hospital for further treatment, where his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

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