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Novice kite surfer rescued from water
1:25pm Sunday 24th June 2012 in Southend
A NOVICE kite surfer was rushed to hospital after a botched water landing off the coast of Shoebury’s East Beach.
Southend Coastguard and the RNLI inshore lifeboat and hovercraft team raced to the surfer, who landed heavily on the water one mile off the coast just after 11.15am on Saturday.
He was rescued by the lifeboat crew and given oxygen before being taken to shore.
Paramedics treated him at the scene before taking him to Southend Hospital with a leg injury and mild hypothermia.