Sunday 21st October 2014
- Helmsman David Hagan
- Crew Paul Wheatland, Aice Sizeland, Chris Wright
- Tractor Driver Mark Herring
- High Water 09.32 hrs @ 5.2m Springs
- Weather O'cast with Fog
- Viz Poor 100 to 200 metres
- Wind SW 4 knots
- Sea State Slight
- Swell 0.1 metre
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.