Three found clinging to canoe in rescue mission

THREE people were rescued from the sea after a failed rescue attempt left two men and a boy clinging to a canoe.

It is believed that a young boy who was swimming near the beach at Sea Palling, Norfolk, was pulled out by strong currents just before 8pm.

Two men and a woman who were nearby at the time all attempted to swim out and pull him back in.

Although the woman made it back to shore the two men and the boy were unable to reach the beach.

A spokesman for Yarmouth Coastguard told the EADT that the three people were left “clinging to a nearby canoe”.

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An emergency call was made at 8.05pm and a crew from Happisburgh Coastguard and the Sea Palling independent rescue boat were despatched, and safely returned all three to land.

The four people were assessed by those on scene but no one required hospital treatment.

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The spokesman later said that the incident was brought under control by 8.45pm.

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