Sheringham Lifeboat

Tuesday 6th August 2013

Tuesday 6th August 2013

The local police had been watching what they thought might be a body in the water approx 60 metres offshore floating down with the flood tide. The round ‘head’ of the object was just above the water line and it was apparent from the shadow that a significant portion remained below water. They approached the Lifeboat Operations Manager who agreed that it was not possible to verify whether it was a body or not and agreed that Humber Coastguard be requested to page the Lifeboat. The Sheringham Lifeboat was paged by Humber Coastguard at 19.35 hrs and proceeded to the area where the police directed them. It was confirmed that the article was in fact a black bin liner bag with some trapped air which had kept a small area of the bag afloat with the bulk of the bag showing as a shadow below the water line. The Lifeboat was rehoused and ready for service at 20.15hrs

Launched with good intent