Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 1446hrs today to reports of an unconscious kite-surfer being dragged by his kite off of Marina, St Leonards.

The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene and thankfully found the surfer to be safely ashore with his kite and did not require any medical assistance. The casualty confirmed that he was being dragged but managed to get himself to the beach, however his board was still missing.After a quick search of the area the board could not be located so the ILB was stood down. Hastings Coastguard Rescue Team also on scene.