Sheringham Lifeboat

Saturday 20th June 2015

Saturday 20th June 2015

At 11.43 hrs at the request of Humber Coastguard the Sheringham Lifeboat was launched to assist in the search for a possible missing drift diver.

Three divers had been diving on the wreck off Weybourne beach but they became separated in the tide as they went ashore. Humber coastguard was informed and tasked Sheringham Lifeboat to undertake an expanding search of the area.

On arrival on scene the Lifeboat searched the area around the wreck but nothing as found. The crew then used binoculars to search a wider area and spotted three divers walking along the beach towards the local coastguard search team.

Humber coastguard confirmed that the missing diver had been found safe and well and the search was called off. Cromer all weather lifeboat which was still progressing towards the scene was also stood down

Good service professionally undertaken with a good result.

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.