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Person stranded on sandbank assisted by rescuers

PUBLISHED: 09:13 23 April 2019 | UPDATED: 09:13 23 April 2019

Lowestoft's RNLI lifeboat, Patsy Knight, was called out. Photo: Mick Howes.

Lowestoft's RNLI lifeboat, Patsy Knight, was called out. Photo: Mick Howes.

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Rescue services were called out following reports that a person was in trouble and stranded on a sandbank.

Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat and coastguard rescue officers from HM Coastguard Lowestoft were alerted at 7.19pm on Monday, April 22 to reports that a person was stranded on a sandbank with a push bike close to the coast between Pakefield and Kessingland.

Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat Coxswain John Fox said: “Our volunteer crew were called just after 7.20pm to help a person in trouble on a sandbank.

“When our lifeboat arrived at the scene the person was already being helped ashore through the shallow water.

“We were stood down and returned to our mooring at 7.50pm.”

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