Rescue helicopter and lifeboat called to aid of windsurfer off Jaywick (From Clacton and Frinton Gazette)
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Rescue helicopter and lifeboat called to aid of windsurfer off Jaywick
5:06pm Friday 29th June 2012 in News
THE RAF rescue helicopter and lifeboat crews were called to search for a windsurfer thought to be in trouble off Jaywick.
Clacton RNLI's D Class inshore lifeboat was called to the sea off Beach Way at about 12.10pm on Friday, June 29.
The windsurfer got into trouble in force three winds of 13mph, with gusts up to 28mph.
The RAF Sea King 125 Rescue Helicopter and Clacton Coastguard also helped with the search.
Helmsman Tim Sutton and crew members Bruce Hurton and Mark Sanders beached the lifeboat to speak to a member of the public on the shore shortly before the helicopter spotted the windsurfer further up the beach.
The helicopter landed on the beach to help the man, who was left in the care of Clacton Coastguard.