Sheringham Lifeboat

Saturday 14th Sept 2013

Saturday 14th Sept 2013

The Sheringham Lifeboat was launched on Saturday 14th September at 11.44 hrs at the request of Humber Coastguard to search the inshore waters between East Runton and Cromer where a member of the public had sighted a Red Flare thought to be in the near-shore zone.

Cromer offshore and inshore lifeboats were also searching the local waters and HM Coastguard teams were tasked to search the foreshore area.There was a big sea running with northerly winds generating two metre swells and the flood tide just beginning to come through. The lifeboats & coastguard units did a thorough search of the area and nothing was found. The Coastguard stood the Lifeboats down at 12.30hrs and Sheringham L/B returned to station.

Following an interesting recovery with two metre swells running in, the Lifeboat was rehoused and ready for service at 13.15hrs

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.