Sheringham Lifeboat

Sunday 5th May 2013

Sunday 5th May 2013

The Sheringham Lifeboat was launched at the request of Humber Coastguard at 15.13hrs on Sunday 5th May 2013 to go to the assistance of a swimmer thought to be in trouble. The swimmer was reported to be approx ½ ml off shore off West Runton Car Park.

The incident occurred approximately one hour before High Water. The tide was flooding against a 7 knot easterly breeze. The swell was estimated to be ½ metre.

The partner of the swimmer was very concerned when after about ½ hour he did not return to the beach and phoned Humber Coastguard who in turn tasked Sheringham Lifeboat to attend.

The Lifeboat was duly launched and located the swimmer as he finally reached the shore safely.