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Rescue operation called off for the night

Lowestoft lifeboat returns to shore Credit: ITV Anglia

Investigations will continue tomorrow to find out if anyone else was onboard a boat which capsized off the coast at Lowestoft.

One man’s body has been recovered from the water.

He has not yet been named. The capsized boat has this evening been recovered at Kessingland south of Lowestoft

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Man confirmed dead after air-sea operation

A man has died in an incident off the coast of Lowestoft, Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk Police have confirmed that a man has died following an incident off the coast at Lowestoft.

Around 2pm a police officer in Whapload Road was flagged down by a member of the public who reported they could see a person in the sea off Wilde Street, near the sea wall at Ness Point.

The coastguard were alerted, the lifeboat attended and around 2.25pm a man was located in the water. Attempts were made to revive him but he was pronounced deceased just after 3pm. He has been taken to the James Paget Hospital.

Police are working to trace his next of kin and are also making enquiries to determine if he was on a boat that capsized and, if so, whether there was anyone else on board the vessel. A boat is being recovered from the sea by the coastguard and lifeboat.

The police helicopter and an RAF search & rescue helicopter have been used to carry out searches of the water to assist the coastguard and see if anyone else could be spotted but there have been no further sightings.

Man pulled from sea in major rescue off Suffolk coast

Lifeboats from Lowestoft, Gorleston and Southwold are involved in a rescue operation off Ness Point. Credit: ITV Anglia

One man has been pulled from the sea and there's a search for others after reports of an overturned boat off Ness Point in Lowestoft.

Lifeboats from the town along with craft from neighbouring Gorleston and Southwold stations have been called to the scene.

Major rescue operation off Lowestoft after reports of overturned boat

The Coastguard is coordinating a major search off Lowestoft after reports of an overturned boat.

Humber Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public just before 2pm reporting a person in the water and an overturned boat at Ness Point.

RNLI lifeboats from Lowestoft, Southwold and Gorleston, along with Lowestoft Coastguard Rescue Team and Suffolk Police are on scene. An RAF rescue helicopter is also attending. A commercial windfarm vessel which was in the area is assisting.

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Lowestoft coxswain praises shipmate of angler for rescue role

John Fox, Coxswain, RNLI Lowestoft Lifeboat. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The coxswain of the RNLI Lowestoft Lifeboat has praised the shipmate of an angler who fell into difficultly off the coast of Suffolk today.

The man had to be rescued after he fell from his boat, but his shipmate raised the alarm and kept hold of him while the pair waited for the emergency crews to arrive.

"His fishing buddy was with him, he had hold of him over the rail of the boat, but he couldn't actually get him back on board the vessel," John Fox, the coxswain of the Lowestoft Lifeboat said.

"I would say he was very lucky because he must have been in the water for a considerable amount of time, so he did exceptionally well.

"I think the guy on the boat with him did so well to keep hold of him."

Engineers struggle to get to the bottom of Lowestoft hole cause

The hole closed the road for a period of time. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Engineers have been unable to explain what caused a hole to open up in the middle of a road in Lowestoft in Suffolk.

The hole, measuring about five metres long and twenty centimetres deep, appeared just off the the A12 at Station Square on Tuesday night.

The Highways Agency said repairs have been completed and the road has re-opened, however, they don't know why it happened.

Suffolk: Dramatic rescue as man airlifted to hospital after falling from boat

The man fell from a boat off the Suffolk coast. Credit: RNLI /Mick Howes

A man's been rescued from the sea after falling from a boat off the Suffolk coast.

The coastguard received a call from the angler's fellow crewman raising the alarm this morning.

The man was airlifted to James Paget University Hospital. Credit: RNLI /Mick Howes

The search and rescue helicopter from the Wattisham airfield, and the Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat and Coastguard Rescue Teams from Lowestoft and Gorleston were all scrambled to the scene.

The man was airlifted to the James Paget University Hospital.

Suffolk coast rescue operation

A man has been rescued from the sea after falling from a boat off the Suffolk coast.

Humber Coastguard received a call from the angler’s fellow crewman raising the alarm.

The RAF search and rescue helicopter from Wattisham, Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat and Coastguard Rescue Teams from Lowestoft and Gorleston were scrambled.

The casualty was airlifted to James Paget University Hospital and the other crewman was taken ashore by the lifeboat.

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