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Coastguard launched to save 17 sea cadets near Great Yarmouth

PUBLISHED: 18:02 23 October 2018 | UPDATED: 21:09 23 October 2018

The lifeboat was called out from Great Yarmouth and Gorleston station. Photo: www.aerovisuals.co.uk

The lifeboat was called out from Great Yarmouth and Gorleston station. Photo: www.aerovisuals.co.uk

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A group of Sea Cadets have been rescued after their boats ran aground while out on the River Yare, near Burgh Castle.

Great Yarmouth and Gorleston RNLI volunteer crew launched to rescue 21 people on the Norfolk Broads. Picture: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston RNLIGreat Yarmouth and Gorleston RNLI volunteer crew launched to rescue 21 people on the Norfolk Broads. Picture: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston RNLI

Lifeboats were launched from Great Yarmouth and Gorleston station to take the 17 cadets back to shore after two boats became stuck at Berney Arms.

The coastguard was called at 2.30pm on Tuesday, October 23 to a non-life threatening incident.

A spokesman for the coastguard said: “We decided that it would be safest to take the cadets aboard and take them back to Gorleston.

“The Broads Authority remained on the scene throughout the incident with their boat River Dog assisting.”

Volunteer Helmsman and 3rd Coxswain, Rod Wells said “due to the remote location with a cadet feeling unwell it was deemed necessary to take them to the station where they could be met by the Ambulance Service.”

The cadets returned to land safely at about 5.30pm.

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