Sheringham Lifeboat

Sunday 21st October 2014

Sunday 21st October 2014

At 12.00 hrs at the request of Humber Coastguard the Sheringham Lifeboat was launched to assist in the search for two possible missing persons who were thought to be ‘drift diving’. The visibility over the water varied between 100 & 200 metres. The Lifeboat was tasked to search to the east of the station to try to locate them. The first informant then informed the coastguard that both divers had returned to shore.The Lifeboat crew were then tasked to proceed to the west of the station as it was thought that more drift divers had entered the water to the west.The lifeboat located one drift diver ashore who informed them that he was waiting for two colleagues to come ashore.

A member of the public saw two divers walking along the beach and informed the Lifeboat station who in turn informed the police. When approached by the police and coastguard the divers confirmed that they had been ‘drift’ diving in a party of three and that they were the two ‘missing’ divers.

Good service professionally undertaken in testing conditions.

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.