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Coastguard rescue officers alerted after concerns raised over kayaker at sea

PUBLISHED: 10:35 23 June 2018

A coastguard rescue team was called out. Photo: HM Coastguard Lowestoft and Southwold.

A coastguard rescue team was called out. Photo: HM Coastguard Lowestoft and Southwold.

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Coastguard rescue officers were called out following reports that a man may have been difficulty at sea aboard a kayak.

A team of rescue officers from HM Coastguard Lowestoft and Southwold attended the scene in Arbor Lane, Pakefield, after concerns had been raised.

They were alerted about 5pm on Wednesday, June 20 amid concerns that the man had “potentially come off his board at sea and was no longer visible.”

A spokesman said: “The Lowestoft Coastguard rescue team were paged to reports that a boarder had potentially come off his board at sea and was no longer visible. On arrival at the scene and after meeting with the first informant, we located the boarder, who seemed to be safe and well sitting on top of his ride on kayak.

“He was making his own way and did not seem to be having any issues with the current.” The spokesman added: “The informant was happy with this news, felt a little silly for calling but we informed them not to feel that way at all, its better to be safe than sorry.”


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