RNLI Lifeboat crew rescues entangled kite surfer from shores around Mersea Island

The kite surfer was rescued from the shore of Mersea Island after his legs became entangled in his l

The kite surfer was rescued from the shore of Mersea Island after his legs became entangled in his lines. Picture: WEST MERSEA RNLI - Credit: Archant

The RLNI lifeboat crew at West Mersea have rescued a kite surfer from the island’s southern shore after his lines became wrapped around his legs.

The crew got the emergency call at 12.42pm today, Sunday, January 7, and launched their Atlantic 85 lifeboat Just George.

According to a spokesman for the RNLI, the kite surfer has got into difficulties after he became entangled with his lines, which has become wrapped around his legs.

A fellow kite surfer had heard his screams and headed back to the beach to call for help.

The volunteer crew quickly found the casualty off the southern shore of the island and fished him out of the waters.

The kite surfer had spent around an hour and a half trying to free his legs and untangle himself from his kit.

The West Mersea lifeboat picked him up, recovered all his gear and brought him back to the station to warm up.

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