Sheringham Lifeboat

Monday 28 September

Monday 28 September

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

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.