Coastguard called to kitesurfer in trouble

PUBLISHED: 19:08 23 October 2011 | UPDATED: 19:08 23 October 2011

HM Coastguard

HM Coastguard


THE Coastguard were called to Burnham this afternoon when a kitesurfer lost his board and got dragged into the water by his kite.

A nearby fisherman saw the man struggling at 2.50pm this afternoon and called the Coastguard.

Luckily the 43-year-old was washed ashore before the rescue team arrived and they stood down.

A Coastguard spokesman said: “He was quite relieved to get to shore. We always appeal to the public to call us and the fisherman did the right thing.”

The man, who was wearing a wetsuit, was unhurt.

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