Sheringham Lifeboat

Tuesday 15th December 2015

Tuesday 15th December 2015

At 21.08 hrs HM Coastguard tasked Sheringham Lifeboat to launch to assist in a search for a missing person. The Lifeboat was tasked to do an inshore search back toward Sheringham. Both Coastguard and Police teams were completing foreshore searches at the east end of Sheringham.

Following a complicated search on a dismal dark night the casualty was eventually located 400 metres west of Sheringham Lifeboat station at the toe of the cliff by a very alert searcher. The casualty was assessed and stabilised on site, secured in an RNLI stretcher and then carried to the lifeboat from whence he was transported to Sheringham west Fisherman’s beach in the centre of town where he could be accessed by the paramedics.

The Lifeboat was gently nosed into the shingle beach and the casualty evacuated from the Lifeboat and taken onto the lower end of the fishermen’s gangway where he was continually assessed by the crew whilst waiting for the Ambulance to arrive. On arrival on scene, the paramedics were debriefed by the Lifeboat Crew before the casualty was taken by ambulance to Addenbrooke's Hospital.

This was a very professional service undertaken with considerable skill by all concerned

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.