Hunstanton RNLI hovercraft rescues two people and dog cut off by tide on marshes
A hovercraft was launched from a Norfolk lifeboat station to rescue two people and a dog who were cut of on tidal marshes as night fell.
Both were described as uninjured but cold.
The hovercraft then returned to station, where it was washed down, refuelled and prepared for service.
Picture of hovercraft John Russell which was used in the rescue attached - please credit RNLI/Chris Bishop.
This is a relief craft on loan from the RNLI to maintain 24/7 search and rescue cover at the station while the Hunstanton Flyer is undergoing maintenance.
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