The Sheringham Lifeboat was launched at the request of Humber Coastguard at 10.15 hrs to go to the assistance of two swimmers thought to be introuble approx 200metres seaward of the shelter on the east promenade known locally as the 'Tank'. The tide was in full flood with a 15knot westerly wind generating a 1.5 metre swell.
A concered member of the public had alerted a Deputy Launching Authority (DLA) of Sheringham Lifeboat who in turn alerted Humber Coastguard.
The Lifeboat was launched and escorted the two swimmers back to shore.
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.