Hunstanton Lifeboat launches twice over the weekend
The Hunstanton crew launched to rescue an injured crewman from a Fisheries Protection vessel and assist a people aboard a catamaran with a broken rudder.
In the first launch of 2022 on Friday 18th the “Spirit of West Norfolk” Hunstanton Lifeboat launched on service and proceeded to Seal Sand in the southern part of the Wash. A crewman aboard the IFCA Fishery Protection vessel Three Counties had been injured and he needed hospitalisation. He was transferred from the vessel to the lifeboat and taken to the Hunstanton Lifeboat Station where an ambulance took him to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn for treatment.
It was an early start for the lifeboat crew on Sunday 20th with a launch at 5.45am to assist a 10 metre catamaran with two people on board. The lifeboat took over the tow from the Skegness lifeboat that had towed the vessel from Gibralter Point.
Skegness had earlier responded to the vessels May Day call that he had damaged his rudder. Due to the state of the tide they moored him at Gibralter Point. The vessel later contacted the Coastguard at 1.30am saying he was taking in water and needed assistance.