Sheringham Lifeboat

Sunday 5th May 2013

Sunday 5th May 2013

The Sheringham Lifeboat was launched at the request of Humber Coastguard at 15.13hrs on Sunday 5th May 2013 to go to the assistance of a swimmer thought to be in trouble. The swimmer was reported to be approx ½ ml off shore off West Runton Car Park.

The incident occurred approximately one hour before High Water. The tide was flooding against a 7 knot easterly breeze. The swell was estimated to be ½ metre.

The partner of the swimmer was very concerned when after about ½ hour he did not return to the beach and phoned Humber Coastguard who in turn tasked Sheringham Lifeboat to attend.

The Lifeboat was duly launched and located the swimmer as he finally reached the shore safely.

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.