A kite surfer who was overdue by 45 minutes sparked a lifeboat search.

The overdue kite surfer sparked a callout for a RNLI lifeboat to attend off the Suffolk coast on Sunday morning.

Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat ‘Patsy Knight’ was called out at 11.58am after the UK Coastguard received reports that a kite surfer was overdue by 45 minutes somewhere between Kessingland and Southwold.

Deputy second coxswain Philip Holdsworth said: "We had just come back from training at sea and were still at the mooring washing down the lifeboat at South Pier, when we were tasked to search for the kite surfer.

"After arriving at the location, we started a shoreline search and within five minutes we had found him walking along the beach at Kessingland.

"We came inshore as close as we could and called to him on the loud hailer to confirm it was him.

"He was carrying all his surfing kit and he did say that he was overdue.

"He was fit and well and the coastguard rescue team then came to meet him."