RNLI Aldeburgh inshore lifeboat called to a report of a kitesurfer in difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Aldeburgh inshore lifeboat (ILB), the Susan Scott, was launched on Thursday 24 June, at approximately 6.40pm, following a report of a kitesurfer in difficulty off Shingle Street, south of Aldeburgh.

RNLI Aldeburgh ILB was launching on exercise, when a call came into the lifeboat station requesting assistance for a kitesurfer in difficulty.

The Coastguard were informed and tasked the ILB to attend.

On arrival at scene, it was apparent the tide had fortunately taken the casualty onto shore. Once the lifeboat crew had ensured that the casualty was safe and well, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station at 8.10pm

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For more information please telephone :-

  • Caron Hill, Aldeburgh RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, 07837 263210/ chillpress@hotmail.co.uk
  • Clare Hopps, RNLI Regional Media Officer (North and East) 01642 790636 / 07824518641/ clare_hopps@rnli.org.uk
  • Jim Rice, RNLI Regional Media Manager (North and East), 07810658072/ jim_rice@rnli.org.uk

or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.


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