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Hunstanton RNLI crew launched to report of dinghy in difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

Hunstanton RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew was launched to reports of a dinghy in difficulty today (Thursday 22 June).

HM Coastguard asked the crew to investigate what appeared to be a dinghy in difficulty off Brancaster.

The inshore lifeboat Spirit of West Norfolk was launched shortly after the call came in at 1.30pm.

On arrival at the scene, they found an upturned buoy, which could have been mistaken for a dinghy.

The crew informed the harbour master that part of the marker was missing.

They returned to station at 2.30pm and readied the lifeboat for service.

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