The Sheringham Lifeboat was launched at the request of Yarmouth Coastguard at 16.35 hrs to go to the assistance of three persons in position approx ½ mile off the east promenade at Sheringham who had been thrown off a jet ski when it hit a wave.
One person was seen to swim ashore and as the Lifeboat arrived on scene the remaining two persons managed to remount the Jet Ski and continue to ‘play’ in the surf.
No one was injured and no damage was done to the Jet Ski or the Lifeboat.
We regret to advise our friends, followers and supporters that until further notice Sheringham Lifeboat Station and both shops will be closed to visitors as will all the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeboat stations, shops, museums and visitor centres. Besides protecting the wellbeing of our volunteers, our staff and our visitors this will enable us to preserve and continue with our lifesaving service. In addition, we will be cancelling all indoor and outdoor RNLI fundraising and other events including visits to schools. We will keep you informed via our website and social media accounts of any developments and will also provide updates on any lifesaving launches.
Your support for the RNLI is much appreciated and we hope that you will understand why we have made these difficult decisions.