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Paddle boarder stranded in ‘muddy’ water by River Alde, in Iken, near Aldeburgh, saved after three-hour rescue





A person stranded in ‘muddy’ water was saved by a coastguard helicopter after a three-hour rescue.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue was called at around 4.30pm yesterday to a paddle boarder stuck in water in Church Lane by the River Alde, in Iken, near Aldeburgh.

Crews from Princes Street and Aldeburgh were liaising with a team from Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and the Coastguard to support the rescue.

A person stuck in water by the River Alde, near Aldeburgh, was rescued by coastguard helicopter. Picture: Google Maps
A person stuck in water by the River Alde, near Aldeburgh, was rescued by coastguard helicopter. Picture: Google Maps

A spokesperson for the fire service said the paddle boarder was stuck in a tricky location and a helicopter had to be used to gain access.

The incident was dealt with by 7.15pm.

There were no reported injuries.