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RNLI South Broads Lifeboat called to ill child at wroxham

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South Broads RNLI called to sick child on yacht.

The RNLI lifeboat at South Broads was called to a 3 year old boy suffering breathing difficulties on board a yacht on Wroxham broad.

The South Broads lifeboat 4x4 was tasked to the incident to transport paramedics to the yacht, on moorings alongside the island at Wroxham Broad. The 4x4 and the XP class inflatable lifeboat arrived on scene at 3:32am.

Once on scene the paramedic examined the child and recommended that he be taken to visit a doctor later in the day, it was therefore decided to move the yacht further up river to more accessible moorings, with the paramedic on board.

When the yacht arrived to moorings at Wroxham Bridge the vessel was moored up until the child could be seen by doctors at the nearby doctors surgery, By 4.40am the lifeboat crew were able to recover the lifeboat and return home to Oulton Broad.

The Lifeboat was returned to station, refuelled and ready for further service by 5:40am.

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I feel it!!! I was on the boat so no cheeky nap in the boathouse :D

Now about to head off to work, hopefully phone wont/will (not sure which is best!!!) be going mad with press wanting details.

Its not common for us to go beyond breydon really. the northern broads are usually Hemsby lifeboats area however they were not available so we were tasked.

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