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Lifeboat crew rescue woman suffering with hypothermia from Cromer beach

PUBLISHED: 09:50 07 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:36 07 March 2017

Cromer Lifeboat. Picture: ARCHANT

Cromer Lifeboat. Picture: ARCHANT

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Lifeboat crew members have rescued a woman suffering with hypothermia from Cromer beach.

Cromer lifeboat operations manager Richard Leeds.
 Photo: NICK BUTCHER Cromer lifeboat operations manager Richard Leeds. Photo: NICK BUTCHER

Cromer Lifeboat Station was alerted at about 5am on Tuesday morning after a fisherman reported hearing shouts for help.

The woman, who is believed to be in her 70s, was discovered fully clothed close to the pier in a hypothermic state after having been in the sea.

Lifeboat operations manager Richard Leeds said: “We found the casualty close to the steps leading up to the Red Lion pub.

“We made sure she was okay, lucid and conscious, placed her on a stretcher and called the ambulance who then took over.”

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A 999 call was received following reports of a woman lying on Cromer beach close to the inshore lifeboat station. We sent an ambulance crew to treat the patient, thought to be in her 70s, for cold exposure and transported her to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for further care.”

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