Sheringham Lifeboat

Thursday 1st August 2013

Thursday 1st August 2013

The Sheringham Lifeboat was launched at the request of Humber Coastguard at 17.36 hrs to go to the assiatnce of two yung perosn on a Jet Ski which had broken down approx 1 mile off Water Lane West Runton. The tide was on the last of the flood with a 3 knot easterly winf generationg a 1/2 metre swell.

The father of the casualties launched a Kayak and paddled out to try to help but was unable to re-start the craft and they decided to try to swim ashore.

The Lifeboat arrived on scene, assessed the situation, and collected the all three swimmers who were being taken away on the flood. With the three swimmers on board, the Lifeboat returned to the Jet Ski which by then was being blown a long way off; and then towed both the Jet Ski and kayak back to West Runton beach where the casualties were handed over to the coastguard to be de-briefed.

Fundamental Lesson – always stay with the craft.

Good service professionally undertaken.

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.