Sheringham Lifeboat

Sunday 23rd August 2015

Sunday 23rd August 2015

At 14.06 hrs at the request of Humber Coastguard the Sheringham Lifeboat was launched to assist two single seater Kayaks being taken offshore by a strong easterly wind & increasing easterly swell.

On arrival on scene, midway between West Runton & Sheringham, one Kayak had managed to get ashore and the second Kayak having been in the water for over 30mins was finally making a successful surfing run to the beach.

Whilst the Lifeboat stood by the coastguard beach team met with both persons onshore and determined that they had suffered no injuries and no further assistance was required and the Lifeboat was stood down.

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.