Felixstowe: Surfer, 38, rescued from sea by coastguard

Friday, December 27, 2013
5:16 PM

A man has been rescued after he was seen in difficulties while surfing this afternoon.

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Felixstowe Coastguard and the Harwich Onshore Lifeboat were tasked to the entrance to the River Deben at 1.05pm.

A member of the public had reported seeing a man in difficulties while surfing.

A spokesman for Thames Coastguard said the lifeboat found the 38-year-old man who was “exhausted”.

He said he had been lucky as the surfer’s sail and mast had broken off because of the stormy conditions.

He was taken to shore at Felixstowe Ferry where he was met by the coastguard team.

7 comments

  • the idiot should pay for the call out.

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Friday, December 27, 2013

  • 38 and still playing surfer boy, dude please! You should of known the perils of deben estuary though.

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    Lee Davies

    Friday, December 27, 2013

  • What a miserable bunch you lot are. At least he's out there doing something fun and challenging with his life!

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    Air Biscuit

    Saturday, December 28, 2013

  • you put yourself and others at risk gear failure or not. glad you can pay.read the report stormy conditions.

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Friday, December 27, 2013

  • Yes he put himself and others at risk .... Just like we all do when we get into a car, go for a walk, light a candle, put a chip pan on the hob etc etc, incidents and accidents can and do happen whatever people are doing, just because someone is doing something that others don't partake in doesn't make them an idiot. So he's late 30s and surfing, I think that's great, much better than wasting his life sitting in a corner watching some inane rubbish on tv, I wish I'd done more stuff in my 30s that's for sure! I hope he's soon back out there doing what he enjoys, good luck to him.

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    MZH

    Sunday, December 29, 2013

  • That's not the Harwich lifeboat. Why do the Star use generic photos?

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    Star Watch

    Friday, December 27, 2013

  • I am more than happy to pay for the call out. Not sure how gear failure makes me an idiot?

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    AndyJ

    Friday, December 27, 2013

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