Monday 28 September
- Helmsman David Hagan
- Crew Tony Webster, Paul Wheatland, Jamie Crisp
- Tractor Driver Ian Dent
- High Water 19.38hrs 5.6m Springs
- Weather Fine Clear
- Viz Fair @ 4 Miles
- Wind Easterly 4 knots
- Sea State Slight
- Swell 1/2 Metre
At approx. 19.50hrs a respected local fisherman reported hearing someone trying to re-start an outboard engine at sea without success. He listened for some time and eventually reported his concern to Lifeboat personal who informed HM Coastguard.
After some deliberation between RNLI & Coastguard it was decided to launch the Lifeboat and a coastguard shore team to investigate.
The Lifeboat was searching the area from Beeston Hill to West Runton when the coastguard at East Runton reported finding a small inflatable dinghy coming ashore.
The coast coastguard then established that this was the same dinghy which had engine trouble all the way from Sheringham to East Runton. Some good work by the coastguard team cleared the mystery.
Launched with good intent