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Broken-down boats and reports of missing children: Coastguard teams kept busy as thousands flock to Norfolk’s beaches

PUBLISHED: 21:46 18 June 2017 | UPDATED: 22:11 18 June 2017

Wells lifeboat and inshore lifeboat.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Wells lifeboat and inshore lifeboat. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Coastguard teams were kept busy as thousands flocked to Norfolk’s beaches in the warm weather.

Crews had to deal with numerous broken-down boats, reports of missing children and missing swimmers over the weekend.

As of 8.30pm on Sunday, Gorleston’s coastguard was on scene at Breydon Water to assist with a broken down vessel.

Less than three hours earlier, the team had been sent to the same location to help a vessel which had run aground.

Meanwhile, over on the North Norfolk coast, Wells Lifeboat was called at 1pm to assist a speed boat after it broken down.

It was towed into Morston with a suspected fuel issue.

A coastguard spokesman said that on Saturday there were multiple reports of missing children on the beaches.

However, the spokesman added that all of the children were later accounted for.

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