Sheringham Lifeboat

Monday 17 March 2014

Monday 17 March 2014

At 18.32hrs a former crewman informed a member of the Sheringham Lifeboat crew that a Kayak had capsized in the surf whilst trying to come ashore at the west beach in Sheringham. His colleague in a second Kayak was advised to wait offshore for assistance by the Sheringham Lifeboat.

At 18.35 hrs at the request of the station, Humber Coastguard paged the crew to launch the lifeboat which was launched at 18.40 hrs and on scene at 18.42 hrs.

The swell had been building all afternoon and at HW @ 19.03hrs the swell was running at about 1.5 metres and proved very difficult for the Kayaks to ‘run’ ashore in the fading light.

The canoeist and his Kayak were taken on board the Lifeboat which returned safely to station.

Both men were checked by paramedics on scene.