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Lifeboat launched in search for windsurfer off Felixstowe coast

PUBLISHED: 19:56 25 December 2017 | UPDATED: 19:56 25 December 2017

Lifeboat crews were sent to search for a windsurfer off the coast of Felixstowe on Christmas Day. Picture: HARWICH RNLI

Lifeboat crews were sent to search for a windsurfer off the coast of Felixstowe on Christmas Day. Picture: HARWICH RNLI

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Christmas dinner was put on hold for a volunteer lifeboat crew in Essex this afternoon as they were sent to help a windsurfer off the coast of Felixstowe.

Teams from Harwich RNLI were paged about the incident at 11.50am and the inshore lifeboat launched from the station shortly afterwards.

Once they had made contact with the windsurfer and discovered they were not in difficulty, the crew returned to their base.

An RNLI spokesman said: “The inshore lifeboat was requested to launch to assist a windsurfer, thought to be in difficulty off Felixstowe.

“After a quick launch, the lifeboat proceeded to the reported position to locate the individual.

“After making contact with the windsurfer, it was confirmed that they were not in difficulty. “The lifeboat was released to return to station.

They added: “The call had been made with good intent.”

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