Windsurfer rescued at Wells

Ian ClarkeA windsurfer was rescued at Wells on bank holiday Monday after his rig broke in high winds. The man, in his 40s and from the King's Lynn area, was one of about 30 windsurfers in the harbour taking advantage of blustery conditions, which reached 45-50mph.Ian Clarke

A windsurfer was rescued at Wells on bank holiday Monday after his rig broke in high winds.

The man, in his 40s and from the King's Lynn area, was one of about 30 windsurfers in the harbour taking advantage of blustery conditions, which reached 45-50mph.

But his rig broke when he had surfed to the East Hills side and the town's inshore boat was called out to rescue him at about 10.40am.

The man was unhurt in the incident and he and his board were ferried safely ashore.


You may also want to watch:


Another surfer also had problems with his rig but told the lifeboat crew he did not need a rescue when they went to his assistance.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus