Sheringham Lifeboat

Saturday 4th July 2015

Saturday 4th July 2015

At 20.45 hrs at the request of Humber Coastguard the Sheringham Lifeboat was tasked to try locate a possible casualty who had a cardiac arrest either before or after falling down a cliff.

A group of young people walking along the beach had seen this person fall and dialled 999 and reported the incident. The orginal information given to the coastgaurd suggested the casualty was located to the west of the Lifeboat Station

The Lifeboat Crew initiated a westerly search but the coastgaurd quickly realised the orginal information was suspect and re-tasked the lifeboat and to search the cliffs to the east of the station.

On arrival on scene the Lifeboat searched the area, located the casualty who was now attended by a coastguard and ambulance team and stood by in case the casualty was required to be evacuated.

Because of the serious nature of the casualty, Humber coastguard decided to evacuate the casualty using 'Rescue 125' Sea King Helicopter' direct to hospital

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.