Busy weekend for coastal volunteers

VOLUNTEER rescuers at Felixstowe experienced a busy weekend with a kite surfer and sailors running into trouble.

VOLUNTEER rescuers at Felixstowe experienced a busy weekend with a kite surfer and sailors running into trouble.

At 1.50pm on Saturdaythe Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service was called following reports of a kite surfer in difficulties off Deben Bar.

The rescue boat was launched and the surfer, who was tired and cold, was taken aboard after his kite had become entangled with a buoy.

All his equipment was recovered and he was brought ashore.

Just a couple of hours later the rescue boat was patrolling the River Orwell when the crew came across a broken down speedboat. The 14ft boat, which had four people and a dog onboard, was towed safely to the Levington Marina.

Yesterdayat 1.25pm, the crew was called to help after a sailing dinghy carrying two people had capsized in the water off Pin Mill. They were stood down on arrival as the incident was already being dealt with.

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