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Two fishermen rescued after boat overturns off Norfolk

Two fisherman have been pulled from the water after their boat overturned as it was being towed to safety.

Humber Coastguard was first contacted by the fishing boat just before 5.45pm last night. They reported that they were taking on water just off Hemsby Gap.

The Caister lifeboat was launched and met up with the boat and managed to get them under tow. But as they were making their way back to shore, the boat overturned with the two on board ending up in the water.

By this time, the Winterton Coastguard Rescue Team along with the Gorleston all-weather RNLI lifeboat had been sent to assist.

Caister lifeboat crew managed to pull the two from the water, who were both wearing lifejackets. They were said to be shocked but otherwise unhurt.

"It’s unclear at this time what happened to cause this fishing boat to take on water and then overturn. However, the fact that both men on board were wearing lifejackets meant they could be pulled from the water quickly."

– Mike Puplett, Watch Manager at Humber Coastguard

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Teenagers restore historic lifeboat

A Norfolk lifeboat that saved nearly a hundred lives is being restored with the help of some teenaged volunteers.

The Winterton lifeboat hasn't been in active service since the 1920's and was found in a state of disrepair in Wales. She's now being renovated as Kate Prout discovered.

For more information head to this website

http:// www.wintertonlifeboatrestoration.org

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