Wattisham crew assist rescue

AN RAF crew from Wattisham Airfield joined in the rescue attempt of a boy who had been washed out to sea.The team were called around 4pm yesterday after reports that a 15-year-old had been washed into the sea via a channel at Wells Harbour, north Norfolk.

A TEENAGE boy has died despite an attempt to rescue him from the sea by an RAF crew from Wattisham Airfield.

The team were called around 4pm yesterday after reports that a 15-year-old had been washed into the sea via a channel at Wells Harbour, north Norfolk.

After an extensive search, they found the casualty north of the harbour. He was then conveyed to Norwich University Hospital in a serious condition and died last night.

Norfolk police were contacted after an eyewitness saw two boys experiencing difficulties in the water. The onlooker managed to save the younger boy but a wide scale rescue operation was launched to save the other one.


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As well as the Wattisham crew, the Wells inshore lifeboat, the Yarmouth Coastguard Rescue Team, a police helicopter also assisted the rescue operation.

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