Pleasure cruiser tragedy in Norfolk

ONE woman died and seven others had to be rescued after a pleasure cruiser overturned on Norfolk Broads.The cruiser flipped after hitting a bank on the River Bure, near Horning Hall, Horning at around 6pm on Saturday.

ONE woman died and seven others had to be rescued after a pleasure cruiser overturned on Norfolk Broads.

The cruiser flipped after hitting a bank on the River Bure, near Horning Hall, Horning at around 6pm on Saturday.

Two women were reported to be trapped in the 20-foot long vessel for more than 30 minutes as emergency services desperately tried to free them.

Firefighters, police, coastguards, East Anglian Air Ambulance and Wattisham Airfield Search and Rescue helicopter were called to the scene.


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Firefighters used a saw to free the women, who were then airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital by the crew from Wattisham.

One woman died at the hospital, while the other was said to be suffering from hypothermia and severe shock.

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It is believed one other person was also taken to the hospital by a land ambulance.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to call Norfolk police on 01953 424242.

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