Frinton-on-Sea: Autistic boy drifting out to sea on boat rescued

Crews rescued the boy before he was reunited him with his carer.

Crews rescued the boy before he was reunited him with his carer. - Credit: Archant

An autistic boy drifting out to sea on an inflatable boat was rescued by lifeboat crews.

Thames Coastguard said it received a number of 999 calls reporting the boat was a long way offshore at Frinton-on-Sea in north-east Essex at around 2.40pm yesterday.

Walton RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat and Walton Coastguard’s rescue team were called to the scene.

Crews rescued the boy before he was reunited with his carer.

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