Lifeboat crew rescues kite surfer after harness breaks

A lifeboat crew from Aldeburgh rescued a kite surfer in distress in water off Shingle Street Picture

A lifeboat crew from Aldeburgh rescued a kite surfer in distress in water off Shingle Street Picture: CARON HILL/RNLI - Credit: Archant

A RNLI lifeboat crew from Aldeburgh was dispatched on Monday afternoon after a kite surfer encountered difficulties in the water off Shingle Street.

A spokesman said the lifeboat service was notified by the coastguard at around 4pm after receiving reports of a kite surfer in distress due to a broken harness,

The crew was able to locate the surfer as their brightly-coloured kite was clearly visible.

Crew members brought the surfer back to shore safely and handed them over to be treated by the coastguard.


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