At 17.12 hrs at the request of Humber Coastguard the Sheringham Lifeboat was launched to assist in the evacuation of persons seen to be trapped on the rock groyne opposite the area known locally as 'The Tank'.
As the Lifeboat approached the groyne the people managed to scramble ashore to safety and the Lifeboat was stood down.
These rock groynes are covered with shap barnicles and slippery seaweed and have the potential to cause serious injury or even entrapment in the voids between the rocks.
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.