Beach rescue

COASTGUARDS have warned swimmers of the perils of strong tides following a major rescue operation on the East Anglian coast.Coastguards, paramedics and a helicopter crew from Wattisham Airfield were deployed to Southwold Harbour shortly after 3.

COASTGUARDS have warned swimmers of the perils of strong tides following a major rescue operation on the East Anglian coast.

Coastguards, paramedics and a helicopter crew from Wattisham Airfield were deployed to Southwold Harbour shortly after 3.15pm yesterday following an emergency call reporting eight swimmers in difficulty in the water.

A member of the public on a body board is believed to have rescued a stricken female swimmer from the water before the arrival of the emergency services. No-one was seriously injured.

Do you know who the rescuer was? Contact The Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324789.

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