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Appeal launched for new lifeboat in Wells

An appeal's been launched for a new lifeboat at Wells on the Norfolk coast.

Over the years,thousands of lives have been saved by crews from the town. but volunteers at the station want to replace the current boat with a faster, more modern vessel.

Although most of the two million pounds needed has already come from legacy gifts, 250 thousand pounds still has to be raised over the next 18 months.

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Lifeboat crews issue weekend warning after two call outs

Wells all weather lifeboat comes to rescue of a boat in trouble Credit: Wells Lifeboat

Wells lifeboat crew have urged the public to check tides and sea conditions before venturing out following two call outs this weekend.

The all-weather lifeboat was summoned to help a pleasure craft with steering problems about a mile off the Norfolk coast yesterday. The boat was towed to safety.

In a separate incident the inshore boat rescued a woman dog walker who was cut off by the tide. No-one was hurt in either incident.

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Police investigate discovery of a body near Wells beach

Police seal off section of Wells beach Credit: Elodie Harper, ITV Anglia

Part of Wells beach was closed to the public earlier today, while police investigated the death of a woman.

Officers were called at around 10 this morning and say the death is currently being treated as unexplained.

The body was recovered by the Wells inshore lifeboat after the woman, thought to be in her early thirties, was seen by a member of the beach patrol team.

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