Swimmer ‘in distress’ sparks lifeboat call

PUBLISHED: 09:57 07 August 2020 | UPDATED: 09:57 07 August 2020

Southwold lifeboat responded. Picture: Mick Howes

Southwold lifeboat responded. Picture: Mick Howes


A lifeboat crew responded after concerns were raised for a swimmer in the sea.

The Southwold RNLI Lifeboat was called out at 11.48am on Thursday, August 6 following reports the swimmer was in distress.

A post on the RNLI Southwold Lifeboat Station Facebook page said the volunteer crew responded with an “immediate launch”

The lifeboat crew was alerted by the RNLI lifeguards to a “person in distress.”

It said: “Immediate launch to reports from lifeguard of person in distress half-a-mile east of Gun Hill.

“After a quick launch a search pattern was started and being executed as news came through that the casualty was safe and well on the beach.

“A great outcome with the boat returned to station awaiting next tasking.”

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