Sheringham Lifeboat

Saturday 3rd August 2013

Saturday 3rd August 2013

The Sheringham Lifeboat was tasked by Humber Coastguard at 16.27 hrs to launch to a possible unidentified casualty seen swimming in the water quite a way offshore.

As the Lifeboat prepared to launch Humber Coastguard asked the station to abort the launch and the crew were stood down.

The casualty, which turned out to be a healthy Collie, thankfully self recovered and did not need our assistance.

In the station documents the light-hearted report opposite was logged by the DLA:-

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.