Norfolk

Two rescued from sea near pier at Gorleston

Members of the public have rescued two people from the sea in Norfolk.

A man in his 50s and a boy got into difficulty near Gorleston pier on Wednesday evening, coastguards said.

The man had gone into the sea to save the boy but then became caught in strong currents. A second man went in and pulled the two to safety.

He was helped by a teenage girl and a woman. The boy and the older man were taken to the James Paget hospital by ambulance for a check-up.

Jason Jones, watch manager at Yarmouth Coastguard said: "The adults involved in this incident could well have saved this boy's life.

"The sea at any time of the year can pose inherent dangers and should always be treated with respect.

"We would always recommend that swimming is undertaken at a lifeguarded beach whilst they are on duty.

"The summer school holiday break is nearly upon us, and we would like to remind parents and children to take care whilst at the seaside."

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